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There is no nutritional value to beer. Taste, yes. But it's not good for you.
I don't drink it thinking it's a health drink. Nor does anyone I know.
And yet there is speculation that the next thing the nanny state will target is beer. From The Blaze:
With soda and its associated caloric count being the onus forNew York City laying down a ban on the sales of the largest cup sizes, one has to wonder about the calories from alcohol as well. Turns out adults get almost as many empty calories from booze as from soft drinks, a government study found.
Soda and other sweetened drinks — the focus of obesity-fighting public health campaigns — are the source of about 6 percent of the calories adults consume, on average. Alcoholic beverages account for about 5 percent, the new study found.
“We’ve been focusing on sugar-sweetened beverages. This is something new,” said Cynthia Ogden, one of the study’s authors. She’s an epidemiologist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention which released its findings Thursday.
Beer makes you fat. That is no surprise. If you're looking to get drunk and not fat, there are websites that can help you with that.
But should states regulate how much beer you can drink? Absolutely not. There should be personal responsiblity by the drinker.
It seems so simple and yet states work so hard to overcomplicate.