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gin, vodka is not ok for people with wheat allergies

fyi, I just learned this. Interestingly, I had read elsewhere on the internet that it was ok. I wish there was a site run by the NIH or something that had in detail what foods are gluten free and what are not.

Sat. Oct 20, 10:58am

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I didn't know that either! I don't drink but my mom used to drink vodka and I would always tell her "You know one shot of vodka has the same calories as a ham sandwich" and she said she never looked at it the same after that.

Saturday, October 20, 2007, 10:24 PM

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Actually vodka is only not okay for those w/ wheat allergies when it is made from that type of grain. There are lots of types of vodka, some are made with grain, some from potatoes, molasses and some even from grapes! So, read up on your favorite brands, and you are bound to find one that is okay.

Gin is always made with grain though-but most alcohol is, so I would think that this would be pretty common knowledge for people w/ those types of allergies.

Saturday, October 20, 2007, 10:29 PM

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FYI, a "wheat allergy" isn't the same as a gluten intolerance. And wheat intolerance isn't usually an allergy. An allergic reaction involves a histamine response, while for many of us, wheat or gluten will do other teriible things to our bodies.

I'd be surprised if vodka isn't gluten free, but I know I'm wheat intolerant and don't drink beer...

Sunday, October 21, 2007, 5:36 PM

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There's no way a shot of vodka has the same number of calories as a ham sandwich. That's just flat out not true.

Sunday, October 21, 2007, 5:48 PM

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i agree with 5:48, and when i read that comment about the ham sandwich i was flabbergasted.

according to 1fl oz. of vodka is 64 calories. not as many calories as even a slice of bread on that sandwich. however if you combine the vodka with tonic, then the calories go up because of the sugar.

Sunday, October 21, 2007, 6:11 PM

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A shot is 1.5 oz not 1 oz and 80 proof vodka has 100 cal and 100 proof has 124 cal. While it may not be as much as a sandwich it is as much as 2 slices of bread.

Monday, October 22, 2007, 9:16 PM

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what bread are you eating? all the bread I eat is about 90-120 calories a slice!

Monday, October 22, 2007, 9:32 PM

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Try nature's own sugar free wheat bread.It only has 50 cal per slice.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007, 10:26 AM

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but if you are drining 100 proof shots of vodka, you sure wouldnt need much!! Yikes!

Friday, October 26, 2007, 10:15 AM

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