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Since the introduction of Michelob Ultra a low carb beer in 2002 now the craze about low carb beer has spread across the U.S and Europe. Other Companies such as Coors have now entered the market and are catching up even though they initially ignored this rush.

Hard liquor no carbs 

Rum and Vodka are hard liquor and do not contain any carbs yet their promotions talk of zero carb like it is a new product in the market. This is just is a marketing revolution. This zero carb promotion brings images of healthy weight loss. It also provides different recipes of cocktails for instance the Bacardi rumCrystal lightUV vodka or diet cola that are made using mixers that do not contain any calories.

Carbs and calories count

Michelob Ultra pioneered in this industry but now the craze about low carb beer has increased. The Michelob ultra contains 2.6 carbs plus 95 calories and is somewhat similar to the Miller Lite that contains 3.2 carbs plus 96 calories in a 12 ounce bottle. There were increased sales for the Michelob ultra up to 476 percent. This was unbelievable and this beer jumped to position eight in the national sales. This information was obtained from the Chicago market research company Information Inc.

low carb beer

Low calorie beers  light beers have carb values that range between 3.2 carbs for Miller’s, 11.7 for Coors Light’s and 11.7 for Michelob Lights compared to the low carbs. Ordinary beers have carbs values of between 10 and 14 while highest carb beers are the microbrews that are usually thick and are close to about 20 carbs.

Wine and light beer

There are few sugars that usually get left in wine after fermentation into alcohol that is why wine has carbs levels similar to light beer. Generally two- thirds of a normal red or white wine glass which is similar to a 4 ounce glass of wine, contains between 4 and 5 carbs but these values differ. Different wines have different carb levels Pinot Noir has 2.5 , Chenin Blanc has 6.2 and Moscato dessert wine has 11.2 carbs for 4 ounces this is according Sutter home. Since hard liquor is distilled it does not contain any carbs because whatever carbs are not converted into alcohol remains.

In weight loss it is not only carbs that count but also calories. Approximately 24 million Americans on diets like Atkins or South beach or diets of this kind only avoid carbohydrates like venom. The plan is that by avoiding carbohydrates the body will break down the fat cells and the fat will melt away.

There are carbs that increase the blood sugar and they are the ones that really count other carbs such as fiber don’t raise the blood sugar. Dieters are overzealous in knowing the number of net carbs that count in all they eat. 

Alcohol is in its own class in nutrition we have fat, protein, carbohydrates and there is alcohol which is not a carb as majority of people assume it is a carb. The carbs and sugars in liquor, beer and wine ferment and create alcohol. The amount calories in alcohol is 7 almost double that of carbs which 4.

Alcohol goes direct to your liver and does not increase your blood sugar. Your body gives alcohol a higher priority than protein carbs or fat when it comes to processing the alcohol tends to decelerate your diet.

Why is beer full of carbs?

Beer is physically full of carbs and that is what makes beer very interesting. This is because it is difficult to convert the grain that is used to make beer into alcohol as compared to the simple sugars in wine.

Brewers usually reduce the level of alcohol in order to produce light beers on the other hand carb cutting involves changing the mix of the grain. This done by adding corn and rice, the kind of yeast used is also altered. Temperatures are raised and the fermentation period is made longer so that most of the carbs are converted into alcohol. The full carb beers have better flavor and body than the no carb beer.

Every low carb beer must indicate the count of carb and calorie and according federal convention beers below 7 percent alcohol are generally considered as low carb.

 

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