Ditching the booze for good isn’t for everyone, but reducing your intake can have its benefits! Why not consider swapping a beer for its counterpart, the NoLo!
In recent years, the sales of no- and low-alcohol beer has increased dramatically. Currently in the UK, 'alcohol free' refers to drinks no more than 0.05% ABV and 'low alcohol' is no more than 1.2% ABV.*
With changes to our drinking behaviours dictating the market, there is now a wider selection to choose from, including more delicious flavours.
Here are the tastiest top 5 in rank order:
(according to steadydrinker.com)
- Kehrwieder “Ü.nn” (0.4%) India pale ale
- InfiniteSession “Pale” (0.5%) American pale ale
- Vandestreek “Playground IPA” (0.5%) India pale ale
- BigDrop “Galactic” (0.5%) milk stout
- Brewdog “Nanny State” (0.5%) pale ale
So why choose No/Low alcohol alternatives?
1. Promotes post exercise recovery.
If you’re an avid gym goer, like to keep yourself trim or just exercise for fun, you’ll love this one. Drinking alcohol post exercise can affect your muscle recovery and sleep, impacting on those exercise gains. It’s even been suggested that low alcohol beer could be as good as a post workout hydrator; however, more than one or two and these benefits start to decline, so don’t be greedy!
2. They are lower in calories.
Some research suggests that the average difference in calories between an alcoholic beer and its counterpart, the non-alcoholic beer, is around 44%! Just make sure to keep an eye out on the sugar content. All drinks with a maximum alcohol content of 1.2% are subject to full labelling requirements. Therefore, you should find everything you need to know on the side of the bottle!
3. No more nasty hangovers or dreaded hangxiety.
Not getting drunk surely has its benefits. A good nights sleep, no beer fear and more money in your wallet. Who would say no to that?
4. You can still be a social butterfly!
The best bit is, you'll remember it all.
Be smug, my friend, for you are in complete control.
Don't forget to tag us @oneyoulincolnshire in your posts or stories on socials. We'd love to see you trying some alcohol alternatives!
More hints and tips on reducing your alcohol intake can be found on our Drink Less page.
*information correct as of 4/8/2022