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From: The Daily Health News
Dated: January 30, 2006
Raise A Glass To Beer

Beer drinkers tend to get the short end of the stick. While wine connoisseurs are thought of as chic and sophisticated, beer drinkers are routinely portrayed as slothful, pot bellied creatures planted in front of TVs. In one memorable news story several summers ago, beer drinkers on working class Rockaway Beach in New York City were arrested (no open containers please), while the mayor sat comfortably ensconced among wine sippers at a philharmonic orchestra concert in Central Park.

But now there's good news for beer drinkers. It turns out that by and large alcohol is alcohol, and socioeconomic stereotypes aside, the health benefits of beer are not all that different from the benefits of wine. Of course the key word here is moderation and most experts advise no more than two alcoholic beverages a day for men and no more than one for women. So what's so good about beer?

Here's To Your Health
There Is An Increasing Body Of Serious Research, That Backs Up Beer's Benefits
Proceed With Caution

Promising as all this research appears, talking about alcohol always requires special caution. It's all too easy to slip over the line from healthful consumption to overconsumption and physical damage, warns Dr. Denke. Yes, regular moderate consumption can benefit the heart, kidneys, bones and more. But, by the same token, drinking too much alcohol can seriously harm vital organs and processes in the body. While we all think of beer as having more than its fair share of calories, in fact it is not significantly higher than other forms of alcohol. As always, moderation in all things is the best path to follow.


This Chart Shows The Amount Of Alcohol, Caleries & Carbohydrates In Your Beer
Brand Brewery Pct. Alchohol Calories Per 12 Oz. Carbohydrate (grams)
Anchor Porter Anchor 5.6 209
Anchor Steam Anchor 4.9 153 16.0
Anheuser Busch Natural Light Anheuser Bush 4.2 95 3.2
Anheuser Busch Natural Ice Anheuser Bush 5.9 157 8.9
Aspen Edge Adolph Coors 4.1 94 2.6
Blatz Beer Pabst 4.8 153 12.5
Blatz Light Pabst 8.5
Blue Moon Adolph Coors 5.4 171 13.7
Bud Dry Anheuser Busch 5.0 130 7.8
Bud Ice Anheuser Busch 5.5 148 8.9
Bud Ice Light Anheuser Busch 4.1 110 6.5
Bud Light Anheuser Busch 4.2 110 6.6
Budweiser Anheuser Busch 5.0 145 10.6
Budweiser Select Anheuser Busch 4.3 99 3.1
Busch Beer Anheuser Busch 4.6 133 10.2
Busch Ice Anheuser Busch 5.9 169 12.5
Busch Light Anheuser Busch 4.2 110 6.7
Carling Black Label G. Heileman 4.3 138 12.5
Colt 45 Malt Liquor G. Heileman 6.1 174 11.1
Coors Banquet Beer Adolph Coors 5.0 142 10.6
Coors Light Adolph Coors 4.2 102 5.0
Genesee Beer High Falls Brewing 4.5 148 13.5
Genesee Cream Ale High Falls Brewing 5.1 162 15.0
Genesee Ice High Falls Brewing 5.9 156 14.5
Genesee Red High Falls Brewing 4.9 148 14.0
George Killian's Irish Red Adolph Coors 4.9 163 13.8
Icehouse Miller 5.0 132 8.7
Icehouse Miller 5.5 149 9.8
Hamms Beer Miller 4.7 144 12.1
Hamms Golden Draft Miller 4.7 144 12.1
Hamms Special Light Miller 4.1 110 7.3
Keystone Premium Adolph Coors 4.4 108 5.0
Keystone Light Adolph Coors 4.2 104 5.1
Keystone Ice Adolph Coors 5.9 143 6.6
Leinenkugel Honey Weiss Leinenkugel 4.92 149 12.0
Leinenkugel Northwoods Lager Leinenkugel 4.94 163 15.3
Leinenkugel Original Leinenkugel 4.67 152 13.9
Leinenkugel Creamy Dark Leinenkugel 4.94 170 16.8
Leinenkugel Red Leinenkugel 4.94 166 16.2
Leinenkugel Light Leinenkugel 4.19 105 5.7
Leinenkugel Amber Light Leinenkugel 4.14 110 7.4
Lowenbrau Dark 5.2 160
Lowenbrau Special Beer 5.0 160
Magnum Malt Liquor Miller 5.6 157 11.2
Michael Sheas High Falls Brewing 4.62 145 13.0
Michelob Amber Boch Anheuser Busch 5.2 166 15.0
Michelob Beer Anheuser Busch 5.0 155 13.3
Michelob Golden Draft Anheuser Busch 4.7 152 14.1
Michelob Golden Draft Light Anheuser Busch 4.1 110 7.0
Michelob Honey Lager Anheuser Busch 4.9 175 17.9
Michelob Light Anheuser Busch 4.3 113 6.7
Michelob Ultra Anheuser Busch 4.1 95 2.6
Mickeys Fine Malt Liquor Miller 5.6 157 11.2
Miller Genuine Draft Miller 4.7 143 13.1
Miller Genuine Draft Light Miller 4.2 110 7
Miller High Life Miller 4.7 143 13.1
Miller High Life Light Miller 4.2 110 7
Miller Lite Miller 4.2 96 3.2
Milwaukees Best Miller 4.5 128 11.4
Milwaukees Best Light Miller 4.5 98 3.5
Milwaukee's Best Ice Miller 5.9 144 7.3

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