Low-carb beer may sound like a healthy option until you realise that the majority of the energy coming from beer is actually from the alcohol itself, not the carbs. Carbohydrates give us 16kJ per gram whereas alcohol gives us 29kJ per gram, which is almost twice as much! Many low-carb beers have similar carbohydrate content to regular beer or wine anyway, so if you’re looking to cut down on the calories you consume each day, choose a light beer with lower alcohol content and limit how much you drink. The recommended amount is no more than two standard drinks per day.
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