Calorie Counts for Beverages

All Foods > Beverages

  • 1.    Alcohol

    Alcohol has no nutritional content but packs in seven calories per gram, so for best dietary results, drink in moderation, erring on the low side.

  • 2.    Beer

    Beer contains a small amount of potassium but is also high in carbs and alcohol calories so should be drunken only infrequently.

  • 3.    Beverages

    Beverages do provide calories to your diet so must be consumed in moderation, with care taken to ensure you're drinking beverages that also provide you with sound overall nutrition.

  • 4.    Cappuccino

    Cappuccino beverages will be rich in calcium and protein content if prepared with low fat milk.

  • 5.    Chocolate Milk

    Chocolate milk contains almost 10 grams of protein and is high in calcium, but also contains quite a strong dose of added sugars, so enjoy this beverage as a special treat.

  • 6.    Cocktails

    Cocktails often pack in hundreds of calories due to both the alcohol and the drink mixes added into them, so be sure to have them only on special occasions.

  • 7.    Cocoa

    Cocoa is a low calorie way to add flavor to any of your foods and will contain 2 grams of fiber per tablespoon serving along with iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and copper.

  • 8.    Coffee

    Coffee is rich in caffeine content which will provide you with a quick burst of energy and enhancement to your alertness when you need it most.

  • 9.    Drink Mixes

    Drink mixes, while tasty, usually pack in a high dose of sugar, so you're better off avoiding these in your diet plan.

  • 10.    Energy Drinks

    Energy drinks contain caffeine along with sugar so will give you a sudden rush, but will also typically cause you to experience an energy crash as well.

  • 11.    Fruit Punch

    Fruit punch may or may not be prepared with real fruit juice, but either way it's going to contain a high amount of sugar which is going to quickly leave you feeling hungry shortly after consuming it.

  • 12.    Ice Cream Sodas

    Ice cream sodas contain a very high amount of simple sugars so should be taken in moderation at all times.

  • 13.    Iced Coffee

    Iced Coffee can provide a quick boost of energy due to the caffeine content, but is also often high in added sugars, so much be consumed in moderation on your diet plan.

  • 14.    Iced Tea

    Iced tea is usually as high in sugar as regular soda unless you prepare it yourself using real tea bags.

  • 15.    Latte

    Latte coffee beverages will be rich in protein and calcium when prepared using low fat milk.

  • 16.    Milk Shakes

    Milk shakes will provide some calcium and protein to your diet, but also pack in a high amount of sugar, so should be taken in only as an occasional treat once in a while.

  • 17.    Red Wine

    Red wine contains phenols that can help to reduce the risk of cancer but also packs in alcohol calories so drink in moderation.

  • 18.    Root Beer

    Root Beer contains simple sugars that will cause a spike in insulin levels so avoid drinking this beverage on a regular basis.

  • 19.    Smoothies

    Smoothies often contain vitamin C and fiber from the real fruit that they are made with but are typically also high in calories so you must enjoy them in moderation.

  • 20.    Sodas

    Sodas are a high sugar beverage that will quickly add unwanted weight so avoid them at all costs.

  • 21.    Tea

    Tea has a small amount of caffeine in it and will also offer immune system support so you can feel your best at all times. Go for herbal tea if available.

  • 22.    Vegetable Juice

    Vegetable juice is rich in vitamin C and Vitamin A and will help to improve your immunity against disease.

  • 23.    Vodka

    Vodka is a beverage that packs in about 70 calories per ounce and doesn't contain any nutritional benefits, so enjoy only occasionally.

  • 24.    White Wine

    White wine is a lower calorie alcohol drink but still does contain empty calories that offer no real nutritional benefit, so should be consumed on an infrequent basis.

  • 25.    Wine

    Wine comes in many different varieties including red, white, and fruit flavored wines and may help to improve heart health when consumed in moderation.