Question:does “alcohol-free” beer contain as many calories as an ordinary lager? Cholesterol? Or any other possibly harmful substances? Is it dangerous to drink?
Answer: the calorific value of a litre of lager-type beer is about 440 kcal, while the corresponding value of “alcohol-free beer” (which still contains a little alcohol) is 275 kcal. There is no cholesterol nor any other lipids in beer. On the contrary: beer has a mitigating effect on cholesterol. Alcohol-free beer contains much larger amounts of glucides (sugars). For the rest, it contains varying proportions of the same mineral salts and vitamins as ordinary beer. It certainly is not dangerous to drink. In fact, it is good for the health.