Glycemic index

What is the glycemic index of beer?

The glycemic index of beer is subject to a heated debate: The values you can find on various websites vary considerably. Before you draw rapid conclusions you have to know that there is more to that subject than you'd initially think.

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Beers contain a varying amount of rapidly digestible carbohydrates, mainly maltose. A big proportion of that maltose is converted to alcohol through fermentation. Most beers are low in carbohydrates, a glass only contains about 10 g of maltose and yes, maltose causes a rise of the blood sugar level. Read More...

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