Beer lovers say cheers to belly myth
BEER bellies are NOT caused by drinking ale, according to research.
Most men’s fave tipple has often been blamed for causing a paunch.
But Dr Kathryn O’Sullivan says the whole concept of the beer belly is a load of rubbish and that drinking lager, bitter, stout or ale in moderation is actually HEALTHY.
According to her report, half a pint of 4% lager contains around 96 calories, whereas a standard 175ml glass of red wine has 139 calories.
She also says that beer contains NO fat.
She added: “Enjoyed in moderation, beer, like wine, can provide many essential vitamins and minerals and moderate consumption may also protect against conditions such as heart disease, osteoporosis and diabetes.”
Roger Tapp, a regular at the Brown Jug in Cheltenham, said: “It means I can’t explain my belly – it must be the curry, if not the beer.”