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Whisky nutrition, glycemic index, calories, and serving size

Alcoholic beverage, distilled, whiskey, 86 proof
*all the values are displayed for the amount of 100 grams

Whisky Glycemic index (GI)

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Whisky contains very few carbohydrates, only 0.1g in a 100g serving. Because of this, calculating the glycemic index of whisky is exceedingly difficult. All the same, whisky’s glycemic index is assumed to be very low.

The glycemic index of whisky alone may be low, but whisky mixed with other beverages is a different story. Drinks, such as whisky with apple juice and old fashioned, have moderate to high glycemic indices.

Moderate alcohol consumption has been associated with a reduced incidence of type 2 diabetes. Long-term alcohol is correlated with improved glycemic control due to improved insulin sensitivity. However, at the same time, binge drinking increases the risk of diabetes (1).

In contrast to the previous research, one study has questioned whether moderate alcohol consumption has any beneficial effects on insulin sensitivity (2).

Light, but not heavy drinking, has also been researched to have preventive effects on atherosclerosis in type 2 diabetic patients (3).

In summary, whisky has a very low glycemic index and its moderate, but not heavy, consumption may have beneficial effects for people with diabetes.

Sources.

  1. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/4518473
  2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2676844/
  3. https://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/25/7/1223
Article author photo Victoria Mazmanyan
Profession: Yerevan State Medical University
Last updated: March 20, 2021

Important nutritional characteristics for Whisky

Whisky
Glycemic index ⓘ Source:
0 (low)
Serving Size ⓘ Serving sizes are taken from FDA's Reference Amounts Customarily Consumed (RACCs)
1 fl oz (27.8 grams)
Acidity (Based on PRAL) ⓘ PRAL (Potential renal acid load) is calculated using a formula. On the PRAL scale the higher the positive value, the more is the acidifying effect on the body. The lower the negative value, the higher the alkalinity of the food. 0 is neutral.
0.1 (neutral)
Calories
250
64% Alcohol
62% Calories
25% Carbs
25% Sugar
7% Manganese
Explanation: The given food contains more Alcohol than 64% of foods. Note that this food itself is richer in Alcohol than it is in any other nutrient. Similarly, it is relatively rich in Calories, Carbs, Sugar, and Manganese.

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Macronutrients chart

64% 36%
Protein:
Daily Value: 0%
0 g of 50 g
0%
Fats:
Daily Value: 0%
0 g of 65 g
0%
Carbs:
Daily Value: 0%
0.1 g of 300 g
0%
Water:
Daily Value: 3%
63.9 g of 2,000 g
3%
Other:
36 g

NEW NUTRITION FACTS LABEL

Nutrition Facts
___servings per container
Serving Size ______________
Amount Per 100g
Calories 250
% Daily Value*
0%
Total Fat 0g
0%
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat g
0%
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 0mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate 0g
0%
Dietary Fiber 0g
Total Sugars g
Includes ? g Added Sugars
Protein 0g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%

Calcium 0mg 0%

Iron 0mg 0%

Potassium 1mg 0%

*
The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Health checks

Low in Cholesterol
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Dietary cholesterol is not associated with an increased risk of coronary heart disease in healthy individuals. However, dietary cholesterol is common in foods that are high in harmful saturated fats.
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No Trans Fats
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Trans fat consumption increases the risk of cardiovascular disease and mortality by negatively affecting blood lipid levels.
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Low in Saturated Fats
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Saturated fat intake can raise total cholesterol and LDL (low-density lipoprotein) levels, leading to an increased risk of atherosclerosis. Dietary guidelines recommend limiting saturated fats to under 10% of calories a day.
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Low in Sodium
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Increased sodium consumption leads to elevated blood pressure.
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Low in Sugars
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While the consumption of moderate amounts of added sugars is not detrimental to health, an excessive intake can increase the risk of obesity, and therefore, diabetes.
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Mineral coverage chart

Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium Choline 0% 1% 0% 2% 1% 0% 1% 5% 2% 0% 0%
Calcium: 0 mg of 1,000 mg 0%
Iron: 0.02 mg of 8 mg 0%
Magnesium: 0 mg of 420 mg 0%
Phosphorus: 3 mg of 700 mg 0%
Potassium: 1 mg of 3,400 mg 0%
Sodium: 0 mg of 2,300 mg 0%
Zinc: 0.02 mg of 11 mg 0%
Copper: 0.014 mg of 1 mg 2%
Manganese: 0.008 mg of 2 mg 0%
Selenium: 0 µg of 55 µg 0%
Choline: mg of 550 mg 0%

Mineral chart - relative view

Manganese
0.008 mg
TOP 93%
Copper
0.014 mg
TOP 94%
Iron
0.02 mg
TOP 96%
Phosphorus
3 mg
TOP 97%
Zinc
0.02 mg
TOP 97%
Potassium
1 mg
TOP 98%
Selenium
0 µg
TOP 100%
Sodium
0 mg
TOP 100%
Magnesium
0 mg
TOP 100%
Calcium
0 mg
TOP 100%

Vitamin coverage chart

Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 0% 2% 1% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Vitamin A: 0 IU of 5,000 IU 0%
Vitamin E : mg of 15 mg 0%
Vitamin D: µg of 10 µg 0%
Vitamin C: 0 mg of 90 mg 0%
Vitamin B1: 0.008 mg of 1 mg 1%
Vitamin B2: 0.001 mg of 1 mg 0%
Vitamin B3: 0.05 mg of 16 mg 0%
Vitamin B5: 0 mg of 5 mg 0%
Vitamin B6: 0 mg of 1 mg 0%
Folate: 0 µg of 400 µg 0%
Vitamin B12: 0 µg of 2 µg 0%
Vitamin K: µg of 120 µg 0%

Vitamin chart - relative view

Vitamin B1
0.008 mg
TOP 94%
Vitamin B3
0.05 mg
TOP 94%
Vitamin B2
0.001 mg
TOP 96%
Vitamin A
0 IU
TOP 100%
Vitamin C
0 mg
TOP 100%
Vitamin B12
0 µg
TOP 100%
Folate
0 µg
TOP 100%
Vitamin B6
0 mg
TOP 100%
Vitamin B5
0 mg
TOP 100%

Fiber content ratio for Whisky

0.1%
Sugar: 0.1 g
Fiber: 0 g
Other: 0 g

All nutrients for Whisky per 100g

Nutrient DV% In TOP % of foods Value Comparison
Protein 0% 100% 0g N/A
Fats 0% 100% 0g N/A
Carbs 0% 75% 0.1g 281.7 times less than Rice
Calories 13% 38% 250kcal 5.3 times more than Orange
Sugar 0% 75% 0.1g 89.7 times less than Coca-Cola
Fiber 0% 100% 0g N/A
Calcium 0% 100% 0mg N/A
Iron 0% 96% 0.02mg 130 times less than Beef
Magnesium 0% 100% 0mg N/A
Phosphorus 0% 97% 3mg 60.7 times less than Chicken meat
Potassium 0% 98% 1mg 147 times less than Cucumber
Sodium 0% 100% 0mg N/A
Zinc 0% 97% 0.02mg 315.5 times less than Beef
Copper 2% 94% 0.01mg 10.1 times less than Shiitake
Vitamin C 0% 100% 0mg N/A
Vitamin B1 1% 94% 0.01mg 33.3 times less than Pea
Vitamin B2 0% 96% 0mg 130 times less than Avocado
Vitamin B3 0% 94% 0.05mg 191.5 times less than Turkey meat
Vitamin B5 0% 100% 0mg N/A
Vitamin B6 0% 100% 0mg N/A
Folate 0% 100% 0µg N/A
Vitamin B12 0% 100% 0µg N/A
Cholesterol 0% 100% 0mg N/A
Trans Fat 0% 100% 0g N/A
Saturated Fat 0% 100% 0g N/A
Monounsaturated Fat 0% 100% 0g N/A
Polyunsaturated fat 0% 100% 0g N/A

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article and glycemic index text the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174819/nutrients

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.
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