Apropos to the mess of an article described below, here are some pointers for people watching their weight and/or in training who might like to mix a flavourful beer or two into their lifestyle:
1) Remember that the majority of the calories in beer come from alcohol, and so two chugged 4% alcohol light beers are roughly equal to the caloric content of one full-bodied, 8% alcohol and slowly enjoyed porter, stout or Belgian ale.
2) Alcohol gets priority when your body is processing calories, so try to stem the impulse to nosh on a plate of cheesy nachos alongside your pint.
3) Unpasteurized beer still contains all of its nutritional content, whereby pasteurized beer might contain fewer vitamins and nutrients. Also, brewer’s yeast is the source of a wealth of B complex vitamins, so choose bottle-conditioned or unfiltered and unpasteurized beer to get the best food value in your brew.
4) A great way to enjoy flavourful beer and still stay hydrated and relatively sober is to alternate between glasses of beer and water. It will also keep the overall calorie count down, since you’ll likely wind up drinking fewer beers.
5) Don’t drink beer purely for the sake of drinking beer. Drink beer because you enjoy what you’re drinking.