Calories in Beer

Written by Sky Taylor, Diet Bites

Healthy Beverage in Moderation

Too much beer in the daily eating plan can equal a keg of extra pounds on the human body - but when it is used in moderation at the table - or as a refreshing beverage during the day, then it can be a healthy part of the adult diet.

Alcohol Related to Liver Damage

It's important to remember that even young, healthy people can experience liver damage from over-indulging in alcohol. Having a sibling that died from alcoholism, I can assure that it's a very painful experience for the family to endure.

The 'victim' often reaches a state where drinking means more to them than anything else in the world, even their state of health - or their life.

Take note that all beverages that contain alcohol are hard on the liver and they are much like adding an irritating element to the eye or another sensitive area of the body.

All too often, the emphasis is placed on heart health, but without the liver - we cannot live.

And it's not only alcoholic based beverages which impact its state of health; it's also over the counter medications taken over the years.

The human liver acts likes a sifter; it collects all of the impurities that flow into it. When the daily diet is of the most healthy variety, things keep running smoothly along. But when too much fat or too much alcohol become part of the norm, the liver is in turn damaged.

Luckily for us, it can heal on its own given time.

But if we keep abusing it - then it can reach a point to where nothing will heal it completely except a transplant, and those are very expensive, very difficult to come by, accompanied by a lot of discomfort,

When the patient has an alcohol addiction, they aren't going to be a good candidate for the transplant, not when there is a young person who is dying and in need of such with their whole life before them.

Therefore, because alcohol is such an addictive element - if you do indulge, do so rarely and make sure that is doesn't become an addiction.

Calories in Alcohol

Negative Aspects of Alcohol

The consumption of more than one drink daily for women and two drinks daily for men increases the risk for vehicular accidents, traumatic injury, cancers of the upper gastrointestinal tract, high blood pressure, stroke, violence, some types of cancer, liver cirrhosis, and suicide.

In comparing women who drink with women who abstain, women who consume one drink daily have a slightly higher risk of breast cancer.

Positive Aspects of Alcohol

Beneficial health effects may be obtained via moderate alcohol consumption, excluding young adults as studies indicate little-to-none health benefits while indicating an increase in risk for traumatic injury and death.

A daily consumption in middle-aged and older adults of one to two alcoholic beverages per day is associated with the lowest all-cause mortality.

More specifically, compared to non-drinkers, adults who consume one to two alcoholic beverages a day appear to have a lower risk of coronary heart disease.

Calories in Alcohol

Mixing alcohol based beverages with other beverages, such as soda, greatly increases calories.




Beer - Generic


Budweiser Light


Busch Beer


Coors Light


Coors Premium




Michelob Light


Miller High Life


Miller Lite Beer


Natural Light Beer


Old Milwaukee Beer


Old Milwaukee Light


Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer


Pabst Blue Ribbon Extra Light




Schlitz Light Beer


Schlitz Malt Liquor




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