A lot of emphasis has been placed on the 'alcohol content' of alcoholic beverages. Today, I would like to provide you with a relevant comparison to create awareness of the amount of 'carbohydrates' i.e. sugar, that is contained in beers.
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- One cup of cooked white rice contains about 45g of carbohydrates which is equivalent to 3 pints of beer in terms of its carbohydrates content. In this QOTD, rice was selected as an example to juxtapose the amount of carbohydrates contained in beer
- Although it varies across individuals, an average energy daily intake of about 2000 calories is made up of about 300g of carbohydrates. This helps to give some perspective regarding portions to help you make more informed decisions when consuming beer
- United States Department of Agriculture. Food Composition Databases Show Foods-Alcoholic beverage, beer, regular, all [nternet]. United States Department of Agriculture [updated 2016 May; cited 2018 Mar 1]. Available from: https://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/foods/show/4123?man=&lfacet=&count=&max=50&qlookup=14003&offset=&sort=default&format=Abridged&reportfmt=other&rptfrm=&ndbno=&nutrient1=&nutrient2=&nutrient3=&subset=&totCount=&measureby=&Qv=1&Q7768=16&Q7769=1&Qv=1&Q7768=1&Q7769=1
- United States Department of Agriculture. Rice, white, long-grain, regular, unenriched, cooked without salt [nternet]. United States Department of Agriculture [updated 2016 May; cited 2018 Mar 1]. Available from: https://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/foods/show/6614?fgcd=&manu=&lfacet=&format=&count=&max=50&offset=&sort=default&order=asc&qlookup=20445&ds=&qt=&qp=&qa=&qn=&q=&ing=
- U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Nutrition Facts Label: Total Carbohydrate [Internet]. U.S. Food and Drug Administration [updated 2016 June 6; 2018 Mar 1]. Available from: https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/InteractiveNutritionFactsLabel/factsheets/Total_Carbohydrate.pdf