Beer is one of the oldest and most popular drinks in the world, and like wine, there are countless nuances to beer.
Twelve ounces of beer contain:
- No fat!
- No cholesterol
- No caffeine
- No nitrates
- About 150 calories or less
- Approximately 1 gram of protein and 13 grams of carbs
- Significant amounts of magnesium, selenium, potassium, phosphorus and biotin
- Many B vitamins
- About 92% water
Is beer healthy? We read many research studies on beer’s effect on your heart, cholesterol, stroke, brain function, metabolism, kidneys and stress. All of them concluded that beer was healthy for you and did provide medicinal effects, but you shouldn’t overdo it drinking.
Most studies showed that no more than two beers would do the job. What you don’t want to do is add too many extra calories to your diet. Too much beer would certainly add weight and stress out your body. Drink in moderation.
One survey we read said that 1-2 beers per day provides 14% of dietary calories, 11% of dietary protein, 12% of dietary carbs, 9% of dietary phosphorus, 7% of dietary riboflavin and 5% of dietary niacin.
Drinking beer is like an adventure in flavors. There are so many unique flavors to try. Keep in mind that light beers will have fewer calories and carbs than darker beers.
Tell us about your favorite beers and why.