A NEW REPORT has claimed that there is “no conclusive scientific evidence to support the belief that beer causes weight gain” and that in fact, it can be good for you.
According to The Times, nutritionist Dr Kathryn O’Sullivan who is responsible for Beer & calories; a scientific review, said, “Unfortunately beer has this image as a high-calorie, high-fat drink. It’s very unfair”.
The research claims that as beer has fewer calories per 100ml than many other drinks (including wine and orange juice), it can’t be blamed entirely for bellies of any kind.
The Telegraph reports that according to Dr O’Sullivan, swapping two large glasses of wine a day with two bottles of beer could save 58,240 calories per year.
“Beer drinking in Britain has become regarded by many as a vice and not a component of a healthy balanced lifestyle. But this is contrary to the latest scientific evidence,” she said.
As well as debunking the “beer belly” myth, the report points out that the fibre, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants contained in beer can be associated with health benefits.
Beer’s ability to help you put on flip flops however, was not mentioned in the report.