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Weight Loss & Nutrition
   

Drinking Stout Is Good For You

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It Has Less Calories Than Beer
Thick and frothy, and with an alcohol content of up to eight per cent, it’s understandable why stout is often misunderstood as packing more calories than other types of beer. The truth is, it is actually lighter on your waistline. In fact, a mug of stout can have up to 50 fewer calories than other brews. And if you switch a six-pack of beer for stout for one week, you’ll put on less weight – nearly 2kg – in the span of a year! How’s that for an excuse to clank mugs?

It Contains Antioxidants
Yes, stout really is healthier. Researchers from the University of Wisconsin in the US found that stout possesses antioxidants not found in other lagers. What’s more, it also contains traces of iron, says Sheeba Majmudar, nutritionist and founder of the Herbal Health Clinic (sheebathenutritionist.com). It turns out the high-temperature roasting process that is required to develop the smooth finish of dark malts also fuels the formation of antioxidants.

“Dark beers are loaded with them and, on average, contain nearly twice the amount of antioxidants found in light-coloured lagers,” says Joe Vinson, PhD, a researcher at the University of Scranton in the US. “The antioxidants in beer are better at reacting with toxic free radicals than the ones in antioxidant vitamin pills.”

It Can Help Reduce Blood Clotting
Food doesn’t need to be paired only with wine. Stout is perfect with full-bodied foods like steak because “they have caramelised and roasted flavours that match perfectly with the char on the meat,” says Garrett Oliver, author of The Brewmaster’s Table.

Another good reason to chug stout with food is that the flavinoids in dark beer can reduce the risk of blood clotting, says John D Folts, PhD, professor of medicine and director of the Coronary Thrombosis Research Laboratory at the University of Wisconsin in the US. Drinking stout with meals can help fight the free radicals that are triggered when the body begins metabolising food.

 



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im drinking a stout right now wich i brewed myself from the coopers homebrew kit range i made it and added 500grams of treacle it is beautiful, and good for you, so what more can you ask for . chhers everyone.

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