In the modern world offering a large variety of food items and drinks, each of them being composed of different ingredients and elements, health has emerged as one of the major concerns. It is not that the variety is bad. But one needs to pick and choose what they want to eat or drink and in what quantity after analysing the aspects like ingredients used to make it, benefits and the possible harms of eating it etc. And same goes with beer and ciders too.
Both beers and hard apple ciders have been one of the beloved beverages in America because of the refreshing experience to the one who drinks them. However, it becomes essential to know what ingredients are used to make the two and which one is comparatively more healthy. It will help you make the right choice for yourself about how much quantity you wish to consume and which beverage.
Below are the ingredients used in making beer and cider and the benefits of these two for you to compare.
It is not a nutritional drink, but it has elements of minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants because of its ingredients, including water, hops, yeast, and cereals.
It comprises fermenting fruit, usually, those providing Vitamin C like apple mixed with yeast and sugar. It is entirely gluten-free.
Beer has a lower level of antioxidants like polyphenol, which would have helped protect some cancer types. However, it does contain flavonoids which render the cells with antioxidant protection. A 2016 study has also shown that the risk of cardiovascular disease is less for the one who consumes beer.
Cider has the advantage of having antioxidants like polyphenol and elements having Vitamin C, which helps reduce risks from some of the cancer types. The anti-inflammatory agents present in cider can also help in fighting problems related to heart disease and diabetes.
Content of sugar and calories in both beer and cider
The quantity of sugar in both beer and cider can be yet another differentiating element that might affect our decision. Beer is usually sugar-free or will have less amount, just enough to balance the sourness. On the other hand, ciders have a high sugar and calories content than beer because they are produced with fruits as their main ingredients. And these fruits serve as a significant addition in terms of sugar.
So, this is another factor you should consider while making a healthy choice for yourself.
We can conclude by saying that though both beer and cider comes with some other health benefits, the quality of their impact will be much influenced by how much we consume them. Excess of any of the two can be harmful to health. Thus, you must ensure to drink these beverages in moderation as per your health patterns.