Drink more wine !
14 May 2006
THERE IS SUCH A THING AS A BEER BELLY
Any alcoholic drink can add to the size of your stomach for one very simple
reason: Alcohol is dense in calories. Every gram of alcohol contains the same
amount of calories as a gram of butter - seven which almost twice as many as a
gram of most other carbohydrates of protein. Like other calorie-packed foods. It
promotes weight gain.
But there's also evidence that beer, more than other kinds of alcohol, may cause
more fat to settle on your belly. Research at the University of North Carolina
at Chap I Hill found that among those who had more than six drinks a week, beer
drinkers had the highest waist-to-hip-ratios-followed by those who who opted for
liquor. Wine drinkers had the slimmest waistlines.