Are alcohol-free beers fattening? How non-alcoholic beers compare

It’s a problem many of us may have encountered over the years: you’re eating well, getting your exercise and daily steps in, and yet you still haven’t reached your fitness targets.

Calories from drinks are often referred to as “hidden calories”, sometimes due to the labelling practises of alcoholic beverages. Yet with the meteoric rise of the low and no alcohol market, there are more options than ever before for drinkers who are keen to keep an eye on their caloric intake. The notion of the ‘beer belly’ is no foreign concept to most of us. Indeed, the NHS estimates that a pint of 5% strength beer contains an average of 239kcal, or the equivalent of a Mars bar. So how do the calories in non-alcoholic beer stack up? And are alcohol-free beers fattening? First, let’s define our terms. According to Drinkaware, there are four types of categorisation commonly used on labels. These are: ‘alcohol-free beer’ which means no more than 0.05% ABV, ‘de-alcoholised beer’ which means no more than 0.5% ABV, ‘low-alcohol beer’ which means no more than 1.2% ABV, and alcoholic beer, which will contains more than 1.2% ABV. Read the full article at: