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.


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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