Beer is produced from natural and wholesome ingredients, namely water, hops, malted barley and yeast which are often locally sourced. Beer contains no fat or cholesterol, is low in carbohydrates and is full of B vitamins and minerals such as silicon and folic acid. Beer also has a relatively low calorific value compared to other alcoholic drinks and you can now find a selection of beers which are very low in ABV.
Many health and nutritional experts agree it’s important for consumers to have a greater understanding of nutritional facts such as alcoholic units and calories in beverages such as beer. Armed with this information, we are in a better position to make an informed choice and can enjoy alcohol responsibly.
Current Department of Health Guidelines suggest that we should not regularly drink more than 3-4 units for men and 1-2 units for women.
Please visit the Beer and Health site at the BBPA to read more about the contents of beer, including vitamins and silicon.