On a hot summer afternoon when the scorching heat leaves you half dead and dehydrated…A chilled beer works wonders as a reviving tonic. Nothing can chill you more than that pint! But have you ever pondered if you are making the right and careful choice in picking that beer you can’t wait to gulp?
Why is it that we make sure we work out regularly to stay in shape, eat super healthy food but when it comes to making healthy choices in choosing our alcohol we hardly care?
Unlike food and beverage (non alcoholic) that is monitored by the FDA and is checked for their labeling and ingredients, alcohol industry has lobbied for years now for not labeling their ingredients. Partially to maintain secrecy of their recipes and mainly to hide the “harmful ingredients”
“Beware and be aware” about the harmful ingredients beer has, some of the most common ones are:
- GMO Corn Syrup
- GMO Corn
- High Fructose Corn Syrup
- Fish Bladder
- Propylene Glycol
- Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)
- Natural Flavors
- GMO Sugars
- Caramel Coloring
- Insect-Based Dyes
- & lots more!
The beers you should avoid are:
One of the most popular and loved beer and is Budweiser. Budweiser contains genetically modified (GMO) corn.
2) Corona Extra
Yummylicious!! We know but this beer contains GMO Corn Syrup and Propylene Glycol. Propylene Glycol is controversial, and is said to be potentially harmful for your health.
Guinness is known for its smoothness. However, several investigations proved that the ingredients of this beer are quite disturbing. The beer contains Isinglass, an ingredient which comes from fish bladder and . High fructose corn syrup has been long banned from many stores and drinks. But the relief is that Guinness has stopped using high fructose corn syrup in any of their beers.
4) Newcastle Brown Ale
This is the “one and only beer with extra cancer causing qualities”. Newcastle beer has been found to contain caramel coloring. Class 3 and 4 caramel coloring is made from ammonia, which is classified as a carcinogen. While alcohol is a carcinogen itself drinking it in moderation may decrease your chances at developing cancer.
5) Miller Lite
Another very popular beer among people and it contains GMOs. Miller Lite contains GMO and corn syrup. Too much harm to your system we say!
P.s( The next time you go out for beer with your mates your best option is to look for a microbrewery you can trust. Choose wisely and choose healthy. Happy drinking!)