03 August 2010

The myth of the beer belly?

Much as I enjoy a pint or two of the foaming liquid and much as I respect CAMRA for saving Scotland from Tartan Special and Kestrel lager, I cannot really put any faith in the proposition advanced in this article in The Independent:

A huge real ale festival opens today with new research claiming that beer can help people lose weight - when drunk in moderation.

The Campaign for Real Ale (Camra) said a third of men and women wrongly believe that beer has more calories than other alcoholic drinks.

Swapping wine for beer for just one week would save as many calories as a half-hour jog, Camra claims.
But if slimmers wish to believe it, then who am I to discourage the poor souls?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Problem is. You don't drink real ale by the 175ml measure, or wine by the pint (well, not every night)