Drink To Your Health: 5 Good Beers

Lady Diet from Diet.com
March 14, 2008
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St. Patrick’s Day is generally known as a day to dress up in kelly green, pretend you’ve got Irish heritage, and enjoy a beer – or maybe five – without folks thinking you’ve gone off the deep end. You’re probably thinking that if you want to maintain the progress you’ve been making towards a healthy lifestyle, you need to sit out this year’s parade. Lady Diet is here to turn your tears into cheers. So put on your “Kiss Me, I’m Irish” pin and head to a St. Patty’s celebration, because today I’m giving you the lowdown on low-calorie beers.

1. Michelob Ultra. At 95 calories, this won’t weigh you down as you drink up. I’m told, however, that the taste and flavor of the stuff is comparable to tonic water. If taste takes a backseat to calories per serving, then this light beer will be ultra-popular for you.

2. Miller Lite. This beer won Best American-Style Light Lager title in 1996, 1998, 2002 and most recently in 2006. They’ve built their brand on the slogan “Tastes great, less filling,” which tells you almost everything you need to know about this light beer. Oh, there is one more thing to know: it’s only 96 calories per 12-ounce serving.

3. Bud Light. At 110 calories per bottle or can, it has slightly more calories than a typical light beer, but this light beer won our Diet.com blind taste test this week! For a similar taste but fewer calories and fewer carbs, try Bud Select and save 11 calories per bottle.

4. Pearl Light. This gem of a beer packs just 68 calories into a 12-ounce serving. Sadly, unless you live in select markets like Texas or Oklahoma, you probably won’t be able to shuck this treasure, but you can still go super-low with….

5. Beck’s Premier Light. Because of its tiny calorie impact we’ve dubbed this the Mary-Kate of beers. Thanks to only 64 calories per serving, you can drink more Beck’s Premiers without destroying your calorie count for the day. But be careful. Just because there are fewer calories, doesn’t mean you should have a dozen of them. Responsible drinking has a lot more to do with moderation rather than the number of calories in a beer!

Beers don’t come in convenient 100-calorie packs… at least not yet. But with this as your guide, you can keep your calories per serving as low as possible and still have a good time this St. Drinking – oops, I mean St. Patrick’s Day.

To find out how the taste of your favorite light beer stacks up, be sure to check out Diet.com’s Light Beer Taste Test video by clicking here.

If you have any comments or suggestions about today’s podcast or any fun health diet or fitness tip, please feel free to email me at ladydietpodcast@diet.com.

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