Many of us are careful about what we eat. But when it comes to drinks, like beer for example, we don’t pay a lot of attention. Many of the popular American beers contain ingredients that are harmful to your health, such as GMOs or genetically modified organisms.
Unhealthy Ingredients Found in Beer
- Caramel Coloring
- GMO Corn
- GMO Sweeteners
- GMO Corn Syrup
- Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)
- Natural Flavors
- Propylene Glycol
8 Beers You Should Stop Drinking Immediately
Here are the 8 beers you should stop drinking immediately. (Scroll down for healthy beer choices.)
1. Budweiser and Bud Light
Budweiser beer contains genetically modified (GMO) corn and a genetically modified sweetener, dextrose, which is made from GMO corn. Greenpeace discovered experimental GMO rice in Anheuser-Busch (Budweiser) beer in 2007.
2. Coors & Coors Light
Coors and Coors Light contain GMO corn syrup.
Corona contains GMO corn syrup and propylene glycol. Propylene glycol is controversial and may be harmful to your health.
Michelob beer contains dextrose, made from GMO corn.
5. Miller & Miller Lite
Miller beer contains GMO corn syrup.
6. Newcastle Brown Ale
Newcastle Brown Ale contains caramel coloring. Class 3 and 4 caramel coloring is made from ammonia, which is classified as a carcinogen.
7. Pabst Blue Ribbon
Pabst Blue Ribbon contains GMO corn syrup.
8. Red Stripe
Red Stripe contains GMO corn.
Healthy Beer Alternatives
You can also trust imported beer from Europe, such as Germany or Belgium, where GMOs are banned.
American microbrews are a good option, but beware — many microbrew beers in the United States have been bought by larger corporations.
Organic GMO-free Beers (Unpasteurized & Unfiltered)
Wolaver’s – all beers
Lamar Street – Whole Foods label (brewed by Goose Island)
Bison – all beers
Dogfish Head (organic when ingredients available)
Fish Brewery Company – Fish Tale Ales
Lakefront Brewery – Organic ESB
Brooklyn – (organic when ingredients are available)
Pinkus – all beers
Samuel Smiths – Samuel Smiths Organic Ale
Wychwood – Scarecrow Ale
Non-Organic GMO-free Beers (Unpasteurized & Unfiltered)
Sierra Nevada – all choices
Duck Rabbit – Brown Ale, Porter, Amber Ale, Milk Stout
Dogfish Head- 60 Minute IPA, Shelter Pale Ale, Chicory Stout
Shipyard – Summer Brew
Victory Brewery – Whirlwind
North Coast – Blue Star
Bridgeport – IPA (Bottle conditioned)
Ayinger – all choices
Royal Oak – Pale Ale
Fraziskaner – Hefeweisse and Dunkel Weisse
Weihenstephaner – Hefe Weissbier
Maisel’s – Weisse
Hoegaarden – Belgian Wit
Other Healthy Beer Choices
Duchy Original Ale Organic
Mill Street Brewery
Nelson Organic Ale
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