Health officials have declared war on soda, pointing out that we’re chugging way too many calories from our sugary sodas.
Well, according to a new government study, they might be coming after booze next as adults get almost as many empty calories from booze as from soda.
Soda and other sugary drinks are the source of about six percent of the calories adults consume. Alcoholic beverages account for about five percent.
The study also found that, on any given day, about one-third of men and one-fifth of women consumed calories from beer, wine or liquor.
Averaged out to all adults, the average guy drinks 150 calories from alcohol each day, or the equivalent of a can of Budweiser. The average woman drinks about 50 calories, or roughly half a glass of wine.
Men drink mostly beer. For women, there was no clear favorite among alcoholic beverages. (Fox News)