500 ml per day, three to four times a week is good for health for men and up to 300 ml now and then for women is good for health. This is amount of alcohol helps to reduce your blood pressure. If you take more the blood vessels become narrow, heart has to pump hard and the blood pressure increases.

The nutrients in 100 g beer include:

• Water – 90.6 g
• Alcohol - 3.5 g
• Protein – 0.5 g
• Fat – nil
• Carbohydrates – 2.9 g
• Organic acids – Malic acid 6 mg, lactic acid 3 mg, oxalic acid 2 mg
• Fibre – nil
• Minerals - 0.2 g – sodium 5 mg, potassium 40 mg, magnesium 9 mg, calcium 4 mg, iron 40 micro g, copper 40 micro g, zinc 20 micro g, iodide 1 micro g.
• Vitamins - vitamins B1, B2, B6, nicotine amide, pantothenic acid, biotin, folic acid – all are only in traces
• Purine – 14 mg

One gram alcohol has 9 calories. These are dead calories; not at all useful to our body.

Women you have less enzyme to metabolize alcohol. Moreover the alcohol is absorbed quickly and reaches the brain also quickly. Drink only socially, this means drink less.

The alcohol free beers could contain also up to 0.5% alcohol.