There’s no denying that the e-liquid flavors available on the market today are both mad and delicious. It seems there’s no end to the creative concoctions these vaping geniuses can think up. What’s next? This stuff is truly like Wonka Bars for grown-ups. And while exploring what’s available in vape shops, it does make me feel like Charlie when he finds that room in the factory with the chocolate river, we can’t help but think of the cruel inevitability of life: if something tastes/feels/sounds good, it’s probably bad for you. While some flavors seem slightly lighter on the palate – grapefruit and cucumber mojito, for instance - others sound downright calorific. I mean come on, vanilla cupcake with butter-cream frosting and cream filling flavor? Something’s got to give - how many calories are in these things? Well, as it turns out, not a lot. E-liquid mainly consists of a vegetable glycerine (VG) and propylene glycol (PG) mixture, which both have approximately 4 calories per gram. Even then, you would only gain these calories if you drank the e-juice, which I don’t advise (we know it smells good but seriously, just don’t). Vaping the liquid has not been proven to have any effect on blood sugar levels and is even safe for those with type 2 diabetes. Some people do report weight gain when transitioning from smoking to vaping. However, this is far more likely to be because of your returning appetite, repaired taste buds, decreased metabolism and water retention which can occur from quitting cigarettes – not from vaping itself. Plus, when you quit smoking you will likely notice a positive change in your fitness, energy and overall health – something you can channel into exercise to counteract any weight gain! So in short- calories are not proven to be a significant concern with regard to e-liquid. That’s certainly music to our ears – how else could you enjoy the taste of glazed donuts or cheesecake crème brulee without feeling your waistband tighten? Take care everyone & Vape on!
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