Guinness is one of the most popular alcoholic drinks in the world, and although no alcoholic drink could ever truly be described as "healthy", there has long been debate surrounding the health benefits of a pint of Guinness. These apparent benefits include the supposed high iron content, the low-calorie count per pint, and even the ability to prevent heart clots.
But we always remained skeptical, until now that is. Guinness 0.0, the non-alcoholic version of Guinness can now be found in supermarkets across the UK. So now that the alcohol has been removed from the drink, can we now actually describe it as being good for you? Let's take a look:
Is Guinness good for you (the nomal kind)?
Ah, Guinness. As synonymous with Ireland as the shamrock itself. Is it good for you, you ask? Well, that depends on what you mean by "good."
If you mean good for your health, then I'm afraid the answer is a resounding, no.
Guinness, like all beers, is not exactly a health food. In fact, it's often said that the best thing about Guinness is that it's not as bad for you as some other alcoholic beverages.
So non-alcoholic Guinness must basically be a super health drink then?
Well, we wouldn't go that far. But to be honest, it's not far off it. Like many non-alcoholic beers, non-alcoholic Guinness contains all the goodness, just without the alcohol and with half the calories per pint. Pretty impressive!
In terms of flavour, this is maybe one of the best non-alcoholic beers we have ever tried. It is very close to the original flavour and quenches the thirst for a nice cold pint.
If you are to swap out a full-alcoholic Guinness for a zero-alcohol alternative, it would be much better for your health. That is a fact!
Let us know what you think of this guide and what you think of non-alcoholic Guinness!