Natural light beer is wonderfully blended and brewed for a clean flavour. It is a kind of reduced-calorie light beer. The natural light beer is generally brewed with a blend of imported hops and a combination of malt and corn. It generally has a long brewing process. This produces a lighter body and reduces calorie, therefore making it an easy-drink. Besides these, rice, barley and yeast are also used for making beer. The alcohol content of the natural light beer is about 4%. The calorie content is also low in natural light beer. It is only 96 calories. Usually beer consists for more than half of one percent of absolute alcohol.
Regular, light and non-alcoholic beer contains 5.0, 4.1 and 0.3 percent of alcohol respectively. Light beer has an average calorie of 30-32 per 100 ml. However, the range of calories in light beers varies between 2.5-5.5 percent. In addition to low calorie, the natural light beer is fat free and has low carbohydrate content. Though it is fat free, the consumption should be controlled. Drinking one beer each day for a year can add up to a weight gain of 10-12 lbs. A 12-oz of natural light beer contains 3.2g of carbohydrates. Brewing the beer for a longer time period helps in breaking down of carbohydrates into sugar, which is then fermented into alcohol. The end product thus contains low carbohydrates and sugar which results in low calorie.
The favourite choice for beer is one can of regular beer which has about 13gms of carbohydrate. The total carbohydrate, sugar, fibre and net estimated carbs for one can light beer are estimated to be 6gms. Light to moderate beer drinking can have health benefits. It improves cholesterol and prevents blood clotting. The weight gain, which is related with the alcohol intake, is due to the snacks that accompany the beer. However, excess intake of alcohol might lead to addiction, depression and other mental and psychological problems.