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Beer: all the nutritional properties on the label

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Available on the market in a number of flavours, varieties and formats, bear is one of the most popular drinks among consumers, as it goes perfectly well with a number of foods and because it is usually consumed during evenings and gatherings with friends, especially when the weather is hot. However, if we keep an eye on what we eat, knowing the calorie intake of a glass of beer is essential to add up the numbers and not affect weeks of sacrifices for a sip too many.

Indeed, like any other alcoholic drink, beer has a certain amount of calories. The information in this sense can be easily found on the product’s label: the higher the alcohol content, the higher the energy content. Another important factor is the so-called dry extract of beer, mostly consisting of dextrins and other carbohydrates originating from the degradation of starch inside cereals during the brewing stage.

The golden drink also contains a number of mineral salts and vitamin B6. Exactly, moderate and responsible consumption of beer can have beneficial effects for your body. Recent studies report very interesting data in this regard, firstly its ability to regulate the formation of homocysteine, an amino acid whose concentration in our body is associated with a greater risk of a heart attack. Plus, its high magnesium content and minimal amount of calcium are beneficial for those who have diuresis issues and it wards off the formation of stones.

So with the right amount of beer we can integrate very important substances as part of our daily calorie requirement and obtain small and yet significant benefits. Though a word of caution: positive results refer to consumption under 500 ml per day.