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Which is the Better Choice : One Beer or Two Beers?
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Components of the Experiment
- One Beer
- Two Beers
Q : Which is the Better Choice, One Beer or Two Beers?
A : One Beer!
A 330ml Can or Bottle (Pint) of your regular favourite beer approximately contains 140 calories and 12 grams of carbohydrates. Being a carbohydrate rich source, even one can of beer is bound to cause a spike in blood sugar levels. So it is not hard to understand or deduce what the effects of consuming double that quantity can do to your blood glucose levels.
Beers contains a moderate amount of carbs and generally have 2-12% Alcohol by volume. Light Beers that have a lesser alcohol content or ABV contain 6-8 grams of carbohydrates, whereas those with a higher ABV may even have as much as 20-30 grams of carbs per 12-ounce bottle.
Benefits of Moderate Consumption
Beer is perfect for moderate drinking because of its lower alcohol content and larger volume compared with wine or spirits. The Recommended Daily Allowance for drinking moderate amounts of beer is upto 3-4 Pints or Cans in a week. When not consumed excessively, Beer can actually be good for you. Here are some health benefits of beer that will blow your mind.
- Beer is beneficial to the heart: Beer drinking has been linked to a lower risk of coronary heart disease in several studies. This is because beer thins the blood and minimizes the possibility of a clot forming. Additionally, it lowers the risk of developing inflammation which can cause atherosclerosis.
- Beer aids in weight loss: According to a study conducted by Oregon State University, xanthohumol, a chemical flavonoid in beer, aids in weight loss and cholesterol reduction.
- Beer helps to lower cholesterol: Beer helps raise lipoprotein levels, a beneficial type of cholesterol that helps reduce plaque build-up in the arteries. Beer also has a lot of fibre, which helps lower LDL cholesterol, a harmful kind of cholesterol.
- Beer helps reduce the risk of cancer: An antioxidant present in beer, xanthohumol, plays an important function in cancer prevention. Beer is also high in polyphenols, a type of antioxidant that aids in the prevention and treatment of cancer.
- Diabetes risk is reduced by drinking beer: According to a Harvard study, those who increased their alcohol use had a lower risk of getting type 2 diabetes.
- Beer lowers your chances of getting kidney stones: Beer includes potassium and magnesium, which can help prevent kidney stones from forming. Beer is also 90% water, which is the most effective weapon for preventing kidney stones. In fact, according to one study, consuming a bottle of beer every day can lower the incidence of kidney stones by 40%.
Beer can boost your metabolism, keep your body from absorbing fat and otherwise make you healthier and reduce your risk of clogged arteries, heart attack and cancer.However one must not forget that it does contain some amount of alcohol. So make sure to check with your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding or have a medical condition like Gout, gastric ulcers or are taking medications that may be affected by alcohol.
What does Beer Gravity mean?
The difference between the original gravity (that measures the density of a beer before fermentation) and final gravity (that measures the density of a beer after fermentation) calculates the alcoholic content in a beer.
Why is Beer not considered a Vegan beverage?
Some types of beers are processed by using gelatin, glycerin, isinglass, and others that are directly procured from animals.
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