Drinking some beer canes accompanied by a tapa is a custom deeply rooted in Spain at the time of appetizer, although many are worried about the possibility of get fat if they do it frequently. So that they can enjoy those moments without remorse, it is good that they know that the experts of the Spanish Foundation of Nutrition (FEN) affirm that the beer has in fact few calories - a traditional cane contains about 66 kilocalories (Kcal), which are reduced to 16 Kcal if you do not have alcohol-, and that many of the tapas that are usually served as an aperitif in our country, such as omelette, a small portion of Paella, or a piece of bread with Serrano ham Y tomato, they provide a large amount of vitamins and minerals.
The new guide gathers information about different traditional tapas, describing the nutrients they provide, and explaining how to prepare them
During the presentation of the guide 'The nutritional value of the appetizer: tapas and beer', the president of the FEN, Gregorio Varela, has confirmed that beer has important nutritional properties thanks to some of its components, such as folic acid, minerals such as potassium, selenium and phosphorus, and even antioxidants -which have the ability to protect against cardiovascular disorders, and decrease the oxidative processes that cause aging-, and which can be a very 'healthy' option for Take the appetizer.
The new guide gathers information about different traditional tapas, describing the nutrients they provide, and explaining how to prepare them. One of these tapas, which is especially nutritious and highly recommended, is precisely the potato omelette, which in addition to minerals and vitamins, provides carbohydrates and, if consumed accompanied by beer, provides almost half of the recommended daily amount of b12 vitamin. Paella, meanwhile, is a typical meal of the Mediterranean diet, and has numerous beneficial ingredients for health, which provide vitamins, iron, protein, fiber, and complex carbohydrates. As for bread with tomato and ham, it is a source of micronutrients, which include vitamins B1 and B3, selenium and phosphorus, whose content also increases if their consumption is accompanied by beer without alcohol.