Sugar consumption is an ongoing problem in the U.S. According to the American Heart Association, American adults consume about 17 teaspoons of added sugar every day. That’s 60 pounds a year! Excessive sugar consumption can lead to a variety of health problems, including obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.
But you don’t have to give up your favorite things, especially wine, so long as you take the time to do your research and learn what products are best for a low-sugar lifestyle.
Natural Sugar vs. Added Sugar
It’s important to understand that there is a difference between natural sugars and added sugars. Natural sugars occur naturally.
Let’s take winemaking, for example. The natural sugars released from the grapes during production are known as residual sugar, and that’s normal to have residual sugar in your wine. In fact, all wine will have some amount of residual sugar. So, if you ever see a wine that’s branded as being sugar-free, beware. That means the producer has used some kind of chemical to remove the residual sugar, and who wants to drink wine that has been chemically enhanced? Not us.
Added sugars and sweeteners are used to add more flavor, but they also add more calories. One gram of sugar equals nine calories. Just keep that in mind.
Added sugars can be in the form of many things, including honey and coconut sugar — two sweeteners that are considered “healthier” alternatives to sugar due to certain properties they have, but even so, they are still recognized by the body as added sugars.
Avoiding excess added sugar is the best choice for overall health and wellness because it can help you maintain a healthy weight, reduce your risk of chronic diseases, and improve your energy levels and mood.
Making Healthier Choices: Low-Sugar Wine
More and more people are making lifestyle changes to reduce the amount of sugar they consume, such as following the Keto diet and searching for products that are low in added sugar or just don’t have any added sugar at all.
If you are looking for wine with no added sugar, and very low amounts of residual sugar, you have come to the right place. SYLTBAR wines have been lab-tested by the University of Miami Diabetes Research Institute and proven to have lower sugar content than dozens of other well known brands on the market. Mr and Mrs SYLTBAR are only 2 SmartPoints for Weight Watchers, and absolutely Keto-friendly!
Mr SYLTBAR Premium Prosecco contains only 0.3 grams of sugar in a 6 oz. serving. Its glucose level is only 166 mg/100 ml versus other popular brands, such as Ruffino Prosecco which has 703 mg/100 ml. Mrs SYLTBAR Sparkling Rosé has 0.45 grams of sugar per 6 oz. serving, with a glucose level of 186 mg/100 ml versus that same brand’s Sparkling Rosé which has 702 mg/100 ml. What a huge difference!
The reason why SYLTBAR wines have such low sugar content is because of the double fermentation process that our winemakers use. This allows the grapes to fully develop, and there is no need to add anything to the wine because the flavor is pure and delicious. Other wine producers skip the double fermentation to save time and money, and instead, they use sugars and sweeteners to get the flavor where they want it to be.
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Choosing low-sugar wine can help you maintain a healthy diet without having to give up the enjoyment that a glass of wine provides.
When it comes to alcohol, there are no nutritional requirements, so it can be difficult to determine how much sugar is in what you're drinking. This is why it’s so important to educate yourself about the wines you are consuming. Our team is always here to provide education about SYLTBAR wines, and the winemaking process in general. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions!