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Beer Carbs

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(April 14, 2008)

Beer Carbs Tips 

Beer does contain carbohydrates unlike other alcoholic hard drinks. But beer also contains alcohol which gives more calories that is 7 calories per gram which is definitely more than 4 calories per gram from carbohydrates. Beer is made by cooking malted barley, when the barley is brewed the first liquid do have maltose a sugar. However during fermentation the maltose is served as a food to the added yeast which in turn converts maltose to alcohol and natural carbonation. Thus most famous and popular beers are very low in simple sugars and maltose.

As beer is low in carbohydrates and sugar its glycemic index is also low, some sources do say that beer has a high glycemic index (assuming that it is high in maltose) but beers have low glycemic load (which is considered more important than glycemic index). Often people claim that drinking beer would eventually give them a ‘beer belly' assuming that beer is very high in carbohydrates and simple sugars. But this claim is not proved true as beer is fat free and some light beers also provide very low calories and low carbohydrates. However if you exceed the consumption of beer along with nice fatty accompaniments to go along with it then the fat in the accompaniments will definitely lead to weight gain and the most possible region for fat deposition is the abdomen. 

Submitted by S M on April 14, 2008 at 04:18


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