Is Low-Carb Beer Bull Shit?
Author: Adam MacDougall Date Posted:30 April 2018
Good news everybody! A standard beer is as healthy for you as Low-Carb beer.
Well, unfortunately, alcohol is still not that healthy and should be consumed in moderation, and secondly, in the same way, we mislead you with the opening sentence, you have been deceived again by big business, in this case, big liquor.
Low-Carb beer bollocks
It turns out that a standard beer was relatively low-carb all along, and it's the alcohol that wasn't good for us.... no shit right?
Sadly, it turns out a lot of us believed big liquor with one in three men thinking of low-carb beer as a healthy alcohol option.
The Cancer Council conducted a study on low-carb beers, and it found on average a typical lager or ale had a low 1.4 grams of carbohydrates per 100ml.
In comparison, low-carb beer such as Pure Blonde holds 0.5 grams, and Carlton Dry has a higher 1.6 grams.
So we've been lied to again.
What riles us up the most at The Man Shake is this is just another story that confuses the narrative of what is good for us and what isn't.
Most of us knew that beer wasn't great for us but in moderation can be enjoyed relativity guilt free. Pure Blonde claimed to be 80% lower in carbs than standard beer, which isn't false, it's just 80% less of bugger all is still bugger all.
And because the liquor industry doesn't have to publish its nutritional information, it can promote Carlton Dry as low-carb, which is an outright lie as it is higher in carbs than most standard beers on the market.
In a positive move, the Cancer Council are calling upon the Federal Government to make nutrition labelling mandatory on all alcohol products, making it harder for big liquor to hide behind marketing bullshit.
Knowledge is power
Our motto is "lose the beer gut without losing all the beers;" this comes from moderation putting in some hard work to earn it on a Saturday night.
Did you know a pint of beer has 206 calories in it? Which isn't that high so having one or two isn't the end of the world just don't go overboard and have six to twenty odd, that's when problems happen.