The crazy thing about beer is most of us, likely almost all of us don't give much thought to the ingredient list of our favorite beer(s). Sure you read food labels diligently but what about that bottle or can or glass of beer you are about to enjoy?
Ingredients labels are required on most everything, yet these regulations aren't required for beer. Read on to find out about Vani Hari - aka, Food Babe and her dig into the ingredients in beer and take away her list of better beers. Just like beverage calories count, so do the ingredients in them.
It's proverbial... a hot summer day and a frosty glass of beer.
Yet just what is in that golden, caramel or java brown liquid elixir?
Well you just may find pro-inflammatory and genetically modified ingredients, high fructose corn syrup, artificial flavors and colors, carrageenan, stabilizers... the list of other alarming additives goes on and on and leaves nothing akin to a fun, fuzzy beer buzz.
No no - this is not what I am about in any way.
My mission... finding the best versions of all we love so we can enjoy them life long. The more we ask for transparency and higher standards as consumers - demand creates supply -
we have the power to elevate the standards of food and drink manufacturers.
(Think people and profit rather than simply just profit no matter the health cost to the consumer or the planet).
A good place to start in search of a better beer is to go organic and Cornucopia.org details how standards were raised in 2013...
"... every beer ingredient has to be organic to earn a brewer organic certification, and the resulting growth in the organic hops industry is a boon to farmers interested in cultivating this unusual, high-value crop."
If this intrigues you read the full article.
Now a great take away... before you head out for your next trip to stock up on beer, find your seat out on the patio or at the bar, check out Vani's great list of better choices and save the link for future reference.
Clean Beer Choices - Beer Companies That Tell Us What's In Their Beer! (foodbabe.com)
Here's to raising your next beer to your lips more informed and confident you can still enjoy your beer without the toxic add-ins. Salute!
PS - if you have great suggestions of beer brands brewed with integrity over toxic ingredients please share in the comments section below.
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