Guinness is my drink of choice, but for some reason every time I order a pint of the black stuff I end up in a discussion about how fattening Guinness is and how many calories it has in it. I always try to defend myself by saying that it has less calories than an average pint of lager. However, I have never had any solid evidence to base my argument on and the people I am debating with are generally under the influence, so it is difficult to convince them.
Well now I have done some research to find out the amount of calories in a pint of Guinness and I it is completely true, based on the figures on http://www.weightlossresources.co.uk.
These figures are the nutritional values for 100g of each drink:
So there is the evidence! Guinness may not be “good for you” as the old slogan suggests, but it is still lower in calorie count that a number of other popular lagers.
In my research I did also find that Carling only has 33 calories per 100g and 1.4g of Carbohydrate, which is one of the lowest out there.