with health-conscious beer lovers
By Sheryl Nance-Nash, for Brown Distributing
There are good carbs and bad carbs, too. Carbs that come from veggies, fruit, legumes, 100% whole grains like brown rice, quinoa, wheat and oats are notable “good” carbs. Those in beer are termed “simple” and processed in your body pretty much the same way sugar is processed. Sugar consumption is a major cause of obesity and many chronic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes. It’s more than just about not wanting a beer belly -- the fat stored around your belly can put your health at risk, linked to serious health problems like high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease.
There’s a difference in low-carb and no-carb. For a beer to be considered low-carb, it can’t have more than 7 grams of carbohydrates per serving. You can find an array of beers that have about half that amount and if you’re minding your health those are good alternatives. However, it’s hard to top having no carbs.
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Beer drinkers now seek out healthier options that fit into an active lifestyle.
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It took a decade for Bud Light NEXT to come to fruition, but with no carbs and low calories, it looks to be right on time. Through advances in techniques and technology and the tradition and legacy of Bud Light combined to create this crisp, sessionable beer that fits into a healthier lifestyle.
And many are embracing that healthier lifestyle. Sixty five percent of people surveyed in a 2021 report from the International Food Information Council, said that they’ve eaten plant-based meat alternatives in the last year. When it comes to beverages, there’s increasing interest in beverages that claim to help with stress, gut health, the immune system and other benefits, according to a report by The Business Research Company last year.
However, what you consume is only one piece of the good health pie. Exercise is an important ingredient. With people spending time in their home gyms, walking more, taking online exercise classes, doing dance cardio coupled with the growing popularity of wearable technologies that do everything from monitor your steps, track your sleep, and provide nutrition tips, it’s clear folks are upping their fitness game.
Enjoying a super crisp and refreshing light beer brewed for what’s next fits right into that active, aware and healthier lifestyle.
With zero carbs, no sugar, low ABV and just 80 calories, Bud Light NEXT can be a regular part of your healthful diet. (Source: Getty Images)
Moderation is key, too. After several beers, chances are you’ll get the munchies and reach for food that goes great with a brew but may not be ideal for you – chips, pizza, burgers, fries that can be high in calories, carbs and salt. Keep in mind too, that any alcohol, including beer may prevent fat burning. Your body prioritizes the breakdown of alcohol over other sources of fuel, and that includes stored fat. The good news is moderate drinking of say a beer or less a day is not likely to result in you getting that beer belly.
Bud Light NEXT’s arrival is timely. Post-pandemic, many people have new or increased interest in wellness generally and are being much more conscious about what they eat and drink including how much alcohol they consume.
A recent Harris Poll/HealthDay survey found that 63% of those who participated in the poll plan to change their diet in 2022, either by eating less or cutting back on specific foods. It also found that those ages 18-44 years old are the most worried about the health effects of their pandemic weight gain.
100% whole grains
PROCESSED LIKE SUGAR
FOUND IN BEER
New Bud brew
strikes a chord
Have your beer and a waistline at the same time. Ten years in the making, Bud Light NEXT, Anheuser-Busch’s first zero carb beer, is a dream come true for health-conscious beer lovers.
You get a guilt-free beer – no carbs or sugar, just 80 calories, and 4% alcohol per 12 ounce serving, without sacrificing taste. Malted barley, rice and natural flavors create a super crisp, light and refreshing beer.
Toast to no more beer belly. NEXT is next level. Bud Light for example, has 110 calories, 6.6 grams of carbs, 4.2% alcohol per 12-ounce serving and a regular Budweiser is 145 calories, 11 grams of carbs and 5% alcohol. Bud Light NEXT is a healthier option.