It's all in the beer... brew

Cape Town - New research shows alcohol contains a hidden danger -- high amounts of sugar. Experts say it could contribute to weight gain, increased blood-sugar levels and possibly heart disease. But it's not all bad news. Video: eNCA

CAPE TOWN - New research claims the “hidden” sugar content in alcohol could contribute to a range of health problems.

The World Health Organisation recently advised adults to cut their daily allowance of sugar to six teaspoons.

According to experts the sugar contained in beer could contribute to weight gain, increased blood-sugar levels and possibly, heart disease.

A single glass of gin and tonic contains about three teaspoons of sugar while some ciders contain between five and eight teaspoons, depending on the brand.

But not all alcohol is bad for you.
 
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