Beer and Diabetes…and where do beer bellies come from?

Do I have to give up my cold beer on a hot day?  Well, not exactly.  If you’re diabetic, it is a really good idea to keep your carb intake really low, and eat small meals.  If you can do this AND drink beer, then it may work for you to have a “cold one” now and then.  However ,alcohol can increase your appetite and lower your resistance to carb-infested food, like pizza!

What’s Wrong With a Beer Belly?

Belly fat in the midsection does more than kill your chances of winning a swimsuit competition. It’s linked to a variety of health problems, from type 2 diabetes to high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease.

Carrying extra pounds in your thighs or hips is less risky than carrying them in your tummy. The visceral fat that’s found deep within the abdominal cavity surrounding your organs is the most dangerous fat of all.  Visceral fat within the abdominal wall is  measured by waist circumference.

In the past, when my husband wanted a beer, (I loathe the taste and am never tempted by beer) he automatically reached for a Micolob Light.  Be it marketing, what he was used to, I don’t know.  But recently he learned that many other brands have low-carb options, and some have even less!  There is even a relatively low carb dark ale on the list.  Low Carb Beer Options
Armed with this information, you can manage your blood sugar AND enjoy your brewsky.  As always, anything that causes you to fall into a sugar-loaded abyss is worth giving up.
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