Did you know that drinking beer can lead to weight gain, autoimmune issues, and high blood sugar symptoms?
It’s true– but that doesn’t keep many of us from pounding a few back every weekend.
If you must drink your favorite brew, but have a pesky gluten allergy, check out some of the ones that have the fewest health problems linked with them below:
Bard’s Gluten-Free Beers
These bad boy brews are sourced from sorghum without barley, which is great– that means it’s truly gluten-free. As is the case with the majority of gluten-free beers, though, it’s also packed with unnecessary carbs– meaning you should only drink one each day, at most (there’s 14.2 grams of carbohydrates in each 12-ounce bottle).
Bud Light and Michelob Ultra
Bud Light is made by Anheuser-Busch, and is brewed from rice– however, it also has some barley malt. Because of this, the most gluten-sensitive individuals should refrain from downing this drink because of its admittedly-mild– though still present– gluten content. That being said, most of us who choose to simply avoid wheat– but who aren’t gluten sensitive– should be able to safely drink this beer without having to worry about exposing ourselves to the adverse effects of grains. Just one 12-ounce bottle carries 6.6 grams of carbohydrates.
Michelob Ultra is also brewed from rice, and also has barley malt. It also has a small amount of carbohydrates, sporting just 2.6 grams in every 12-ounce serving.
Redbridge is sourced from sorghum and isn’t brewed with either wheat or barley! That means it’s definitely gluten-free, although it continues to be brewed from specific grass seeds. Its carbohydrate content is on the high side of things, sitting at 16.4 grams in every bottle. If you drink more than one of these beers, you’re really asking for the carbohydrates to pile up!
Green’s Gluten-Free Beers
A United Kingdom brewer, Green’s offers numerous gluten-free options brewed from sorghum, brown rice, millet, buckwheat, and “deglutenised” barley malt. While they are not free of grains, they do have small amounts of grain proteins. Be careful with this brew; remember to choose whether you want to drink it in the future based on your own personal experiences with it. These beers’ carbohydrate content is a bit less than many others, varying from 10 to 14 grams in each 330-milliliter bottle.
These aren’t the only gluten-free, “healthier” beer options on the market– there are many microbreweries beginning to offer their own gluten-free brews. Search for those brewed from alternative ingredients like chicory.
Always remember to consult your physician or chiropractor before taking any health advice.
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