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Old 10-02-2002, 07:09 PM
monkeychunks is offline
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Beer and pork chops...

Some guy in one of my classes today said one beer has the same nutritional value as one pork chop. In other words, if you drink five beers, it's like eating five pork chops, which is why beer makes you fat. Has anyone else ever heard this? Is it an urban legend or is it legitimate?

Old 10-02-2002, 07:32 PM
ScoobyTX is offline
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1 pork chop is about 175 calories, and 1 12 oz. beer is about 175 calories.

They don't have the same "nutritional value" though. A pork chop's calories come mostly from fat & protein, while beer is pure carbohydrate.
Old 10-03-2002, 01:58 AM
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Not all the Calories in beer come from carbohydrates. I would guess about half of the Calories in beer come from alcohol. Carbohydrates have about 4 Calories per gram, and alcohol has about 7.
Old 10-03-2002, 07:11 AM
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I've always thought it was "a slice of bread in every can".


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