Happy 4th of July-Gluten Free Beer

Posted: July 4, 2012 in blood sugar, cardio, diet, exercise, fitness, gym, Health, metabolism, nutrition, portion control, run, running, vegan, vegetarian, wellness, workout

Happy 4th of July!! If you are going to drink beer you might as well drink some gluten free beer. Kicking back with a beer isn’t that easy when your diet doesn’t include gluten. With a large number of people adopting gluten-free diets, many companies are making beer that’s free of wheat, barley, rye, and malts. Remember portion control is key to keeping it healthy!

Nutritional facts: Serving size- 1 bottle (may vary depending on brand)

  • Calories- 150
  • Total fat-0
  • Sodium-60gm
  • Total Carbohydrates-13g
  • Protein-1g
What is Gluten- Gluten is a protein found in wheat (including kamut and spelt), barley, rye, malts and triticale. It is used as a food additive in the form of a flavoring, stabilizing or thickening agent, often as “dextrin”. A gluten-free diet is the only medically accepted treatment for celiac disease, the related condition dermatitis herpetiformis, and wheat allergy. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gluten-free_diet
Some gluten free foods include:
  • Eggs
  • Beans
  • Fresh meats, fish etc
  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Most dairy products
Happy 4th of July and thank you for reading -LJAY HEALTH

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Comments
  1. Ali says:

    I’ve never heard of gluten free beer before! How’s the taste?

  2. oldswimmer says:

    Hey, LJ, here’s to the Fourth of July… I raise my glass of water to ya, and say cheers.

  3. Gotta be honest, gluten free beer leaves a lot to be desired, but when you commit to going gluten free, sometimes there are things you have to give up…go for red wine instead.

    • L-Jay Health says:

      Great advice! Thanks a lot!

    • susan @ pacifiersandfruitloops says:

      i agree, the gfree beers i’ve tried in the past are a bit…lacking. i suppose the breweries do their best with what they can work with. wine can be tricky depending on sensitvity, some vineyards seal their barrels with a coating of flour. woodchuck hard cider is a decent option too.

  4. I’m so happy that it is getting easier to find GF beer when I’m out and about. I was able to enjoy a brew alongside my companions at the Braves game last night. Love it! Now if we could just get a GF Guiness-type beer…

  5. getfitwithkevin says:

    I know a lot of people that eat gluten-free. Thanks for sharing!

  6. That’s new to me, I’m not convinced. :) I’m glad it’s out there and an option for people though.

  7. CMRock says:

    I’m a fan of New Grist, but Bards and Redbridge will do in a pinch.

  8. The first time I’ve heard of this! Sounds interesting and thanks for stopping by my blog. Merci beaucoup! :-)

  9. Tim says:

    I’m new to the whole gluten free thing. Are there benefits for people who don’t have celiac disease and so you happen to know if gluten affects insulin levels?

    • L-Jay Health says:

      Yes, many foods that contain gluten such as refined carbohydrates (grains, snacks, processed foods) results in excessive glucose spikes. If you are truing to maintain a steady insulin level you may probably want to go easy on foods with gluten.

  10. jayne says:

    LJ – thanks for the tip

  11. numerastro says:

    Yay! I didn’t even know gluten beer exists. I don’t drink alcohol, but it’s good to know in case I decide to :)

  12. My husband is gluten free so we’ve been on a two year search for good gluten free beers. We will have to check this one out.

    There is also a new one called Omission. The cool thing about that one is that is it made like regular beer but then they add an enzyme to remove the gluten. So, it tastes just like real beer. It’s one of his favorites.

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