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Where does calories come from in alcohol?

Where does calories come from in alcohol?

Short answer: The calories in an alcoholic beverage come from the body's metabolism of the alcohol itself. Yes, our bodies can use alcohol as fuel, just they can use fat or sugar. Actually, they can use vinegar too, and pound for pound, the acetic acid in vinegar has almost as many calories as the ethanol in alcohol.

What happens to calories in alcohol?

Alcohol itself is very calorie dense For every gram of alcohol you consume, you're taking in almost double the amount of calories than if you were to consume the same quantity of protein or carbohydrates. In fact, it's second only to pure fat, which has nine calories per gram.