Can Beer Be Part of a Healthy Diet?

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Frosty craft beers are hotter than ever, and there’s way more to them than just cracking one open to watch the game. Beer enthusiasts are touting their favorite specialty batches for everything from food pairings to exercise recovery. Can these popular brewskis be part of a healthy diet?

Nutrition Facts
Beers will vary by ingredients, flavor, color and alcohol content. On average a regular beer (5 -percent alcohol) contains 150 calories and 13 grams of carbs. A light beer (4 percent alcohol) comes in at closer to 100 calories with 5 grams of carbs. While booze isn’t exactly the key to a healthy diet (those calories can add up quickly!), there’s solid evidence that moderate alcohol consumption (one drink a day max for gals and two a day max for guys) can benefit heart health.

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