Food & Nutrition

Is non-alcoholic Guinness good for you?

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:

What makes normal Guinness good for you?

The main reason that some people argue that Guinness can be good for you is because of the iron content. Although a pint of Guinness only contains .3 mg of iron, most adults get nowhere near their recommended daily intake, so even this small amount can have a positive difference. Guinness is also packed with antioxidants, and a 2003 study from the University of Wisconsin claimed that consumption of Guinness can help to prevent blood clots.
Pint of Guinness 0.0

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. You get all the goodness of a normal pint of Guinness, but without the alcohol and with half the calories per pint. Pretty impressive!

 

 

Guinness 0.0

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