Regular Beer or Ginger Beer
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Which One is Worth A Shot : Regular Beer or Ginger Beer?

Components of Experiment

- Regular Beer

- Ginger Beer

CGM Experiment

Q : Which is the Better Choice, Regular Beer or Ginger Beer?

A : Regular Beer!

Ginger beer might have less calories than regular beer but contains high amounts of carbohydrates that will cause your blood sugars to spike, thus making regular beer the better choice.

Scientific Rationale

Regular beer, as well as ginger beer, have almost no high nutrient values. Then what makes one of them a better and more healthy drink? Both drinks can cause heart diseases, high blood pressure, high blood sugar levels, when consumed in excess. However, ginger beer contains high amounts of carbohydrates making regular beer the better choice.

Nutrient Profile

Regular Beer

Regular beer contains breweries, rice, yeast, etc. The primary source of starch in regular beer is malted barley. It has small amounts of sodium, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, and folate. Also, it has no fat and cholesterol. The nutrition facts of regular beer are given below. It flows in the bloodstream - slowly and directly - through the lining of the stomach and the small intestine. It takes about 2-3 hours for beer to be absorbed by the body. Food can lower the effects of beer on the body. The glycemic index of beer is around 66. It is a medium glycemic index. It can increase blood sugar levels in the body and stimulate appetite. It can also affect systolic blood pressure. 

Ginger Beer

Ginger beer contains yeast, sugar, and ginger spice. The content of carbohydrates is higher in ginger beer. The nutritional facts of ginger beer are given below.  It can raise blood sugar levels as well as blood pressure. It also gives a boost to cardiovascular activities. 


Ginger beer contains fewer calories when compared with regular beer. But this does not mean that it is more healthy than regular beer. The contents of carbohydrates are less in regular beer when compared with ginger beer. This makes regular beer better than ginger beer. 


Is Ginger Beer good for the heart?

Ginger beer can have a positive impact on the heart if it is consumed in low amounts. It can give a cardiovascular boost and help lower blood sugar levels. 

Does Regular Beer contain protein?

Yes, regular beer contains protein in small amounts.

What conditions can an excessive intake of regular beer cause?

Drinking an excessive amount of regular beer can cause weakening of the immune system, liver cancer, breast cancer, mouth cancer, throat cancer, malnutrition, digestive problems, liver diseases, heart disease, hypertension, etc. 

Can Beer increase blood pressure?

Normally, regular beer does not increase blood sugar levels. If consumed in high amounts, it might raise blood pressure which can cause hypertension.

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