As soon as someone utters the word ‘vodka’, there are two brands that come to mind: Smirnoff and Absolut. Ironically, both these brands don’t have anything to do with the countries from which vodka originated from, and we’re talking about Russia and Poland here, where vodka in its earliest form was made from potatoes.
The term ‘vodka’ means little water and has been in production in these countries for over 600 years now yet in today’s world grains such as wheat, rye and corn are also used to prepare vodka at its finest.
Alternatively, if you are trying to watch your weight but aren’t able to resist alcohol, it’s common knowledge these days that the term ‘six pack’ will probably refer to the six bottles of beer that you will be sipping on for the rest of the night, and won’t be referring to the washboard abs that you might dream of.
Thanks to a lesser number of calories in vodka, you can be sure that it is one of those drinks that you can enjoy especially if you are concerned about not gaining weight as opposed to the other drinks that you are accustomed to having on a weekly basis.
So what’s the calorie count per ounce of vodka?
It is about 73 calories per fluid ounce, and that’s not the only good thing about this drink that is rich with history and tradition. When it comes to the nutrients available in this drink (as ironic as that sounds), there is no cholesterol, carbohydrates, sugar and saturated fat while there is a small amount of sodium as a result.
For those who enjoy their vodka with fruit juices or syrups, you have to be careful to note that there will be a substantial amount of simple carbohydrates and saturated fats that are present. Yet despite the fact that this is one of the safest drinks to enjoy, it’s hardly a choice for a fat loss diet despite the thermogenic response property of alcohol as a whole.