Drinking beer leads to weight gain, as its opponents say. Indeed, many fans of the foamy drink clearly see the “beer” belly of impressive size. But its appearance is only indirectly related to beer. The real reason lies in another aspect of beer culture.
In some countries, beer is called “liquid bread” because it is made from barley. Hence the myth of its high calorie content arose. In fact, beer is one of the lowest-calorie alcoholic drinks, only 29-53 Kcal per 100 grams. For comparison, the calorie content of vodka is 231-250, that is, 8-10 times more.
Now let’s think about what we used to eat beer? Usually these are high-calorie snacks: nuts, chips, crackers, fish, etc. By consuming these products often and in large quantities, beer lovers get fat before our eyes.
Another important point is that after a few bottles of beer, most people have a brutal appetite. The carbon dioxide in the drink expands the stomach and irritates the receptors. The body begins to demand more food. As a result, together with beer, we eat a huge amount of high-calorie foods.
Conclusion: people get fat not from beer, but because of snacks eaten with it.