Beer gets dragged into the sugar debate….
Thanks to the British Beer and Pub Association who’ve set the record straight about a wild headline in one of the tabloids today. The Daily Mail screamed about there being ‘Nine teaspoons of sugar in a pint of real ale’ #yawn
Well of course it’s all a load of twaddle. Beer drinkers know that, but if you’re new to beer then you’d be forgiven for the headline making you think twice about any beer you were ABOUT to try. Well, don’t think twice. Just go ahead and drink some. That kind of mis-information really gets on my pip! Why not read the truth about beer here on a post I wrote for you almost a year ago beer healthy’s qualities!
My message to the Daily Mail is please STOP getting beer twisted!!!!!
Anyhoo, the BBPA put the responded to the article with this statement:
“Today’s reports suggesting that a pint of ale contains nine teaspoons of sugar are hugely wide of the mark. We are investigating where these figures came from.
“In fact, a pint of ale typically contains less than a teaspoon.
“While the total carbohydrate content might be higher, this is only because the finished beer contains other sources of carbohydrates, such as soluble fibre, which have positive health benefits.
“Most beer will have very little, if any, sugar added during the brewing process, and sugars added will almost entirely be converted into alcohol.
“As today’s debate about sugar is largely a proxy for calories, it is worth remembering that beer is low in calories. A typical half a pint of bitter contains just 90 calories; that’s fewer than in the same amount of orange juice, or milk.
“Also, beer typically contains a variety of vitamins and minerals. Enjoyed in moderation by those without underlying health conditions, beer can certainly be part of a healthy lifestyle.”