Whisky nutrition, glycemic index, calories, and serving size
Whisky Glycemic index (GI)
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.
Important nutritional characteristics for Whisky
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Fiber content ratio for Whisky
All nutrients for Whisky per 100g
|Nutrient||DV%||In TOP % of foods||Value||Comparison|
|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|
|Iron||0%||96%||0.02mg||130 times less than Beef|
|Phosphorus||0%||97%||3mg||60.7 times less than Chicken meat|
|Potassium||0%||98%||1mg||147 times less than Cucumber|
|Zinc||0%||97%||0.02mg||315.5 times less than Beef|
|Copper||2%||94%||0.01mg||10.1 times less than Shiitake|
|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|
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.