Long Island Iced Tea - How Many Calories?Posted on Jun 8th 2009 12:00PM by Martha Edwards
|89 calories||53 (4.7%)|
|226 calories||236 (20.8%)|
|390 calories||382 (33.6%)|
|520 calories||466 (41.0%)|
According to AOL Health, a 12-ounce LI iced tea from TGIFriday's is a shocking 520 calories -- as in, more than a Big Mac and more than 25 percent of your recommended daily caloric intake! Sheesh -- a couple of those and you might as well have inhaled the biggest dessert on the menu. Lesson number one: Fat-free does not mean calorie-free. Lesson number two: Sweet, strong drinks come with a hefty price that you'll be paying in added inches to your waistline.
Some better options? Wine is usually your best bet -- white wine is slightly more waistline-friendly. Can't stomach the vino? A mojito might hit the spot, and though it comes with its fair share of sugar, it's still a far cry from 520 calories (For the record, a mojito has about 160 calories.)