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** Does Vodka really have Zero Carbs?
January 31, 2004 8:47 PM   // Subscribe **

Smirnoff is running an ad campaign right now - Zero carbs. How can this be?
Seeing how alcohol is converted from sugar, my guess is it has to interact
with the body in a way similar (or equal) to carbohydrates. Can anyone shed
light on this for me?


Obviously vodka doesn't have fat or protein in it, so where does the
caloric content come from? As someone who's toying with the idea of a
low-carb diet, but is reluctant to give up alcohol completely, this is
important.
posted by rocketman to food & drink (10 answers total) 2 users marked this
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Low-carb drinkers around here just avoid beer and instead drink gin,
tequila, vodka, and whisky.
posted by gluechunk at 8:54 PM on January 31, 2004



Maybe it doesn't matter, since you're presumably going to drink less of it
anyway?

Perhaps they're doing a tricky "serving-size" thing, like when chips say
that they're low-calorie until you look at the suggested serving, and it's
only five chips?
posted by interrobang at 8:58 PM on January 31, 2004



Vodka, whisky, gin, grappa, cognac, rum or any other distilled alcohol,
with no sugar added (all turned into alcohol) have zero carbohydrates.

Beer has lots and so does wine (red more than white, but still a lot


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are there carbs in vodka


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I am having trouble understanding why vodka/ whiskey etc.. are bad while
trying to lose weight? Can i use these calories and cut elsewhere to not go
over the limit?

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Mar 30 2006 00:37
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They're just bad because they're "empty" calories (i.e. no nutritional
value). All they do is provide you with excess carbs which you probably
don't need, and could be getting elsewhere from better sources
(fruit/veggies/whole grains).

Don't get me wrong, I like my alcohol as much as the next person, but I
try to limit myself to just have a


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