Even as wine drinkers go in for wholesome and healthy food, beer drinkers are attracted more towards junk food. Lower mortality rates are also seen among wine drinkers when compared to beer drinkers. Now researchers at the National Institute of Public Research in Copenhagen have found that beer drinkers buy unhealthy food such as chips and ready meals compared to people who prefer wine, according to BBC News.
Studying 3.5 million supermarket transactions, the researchers found beer drinkers chose fattier, meatier options, whereas wine buyers bought more olives, fruits and vegetables.
Wine buyers also bought more poultry, cooking oil and low-fat cheese than beer buyers.
The study, which appeared in the British Medical Journal, said beer lovers were attracted to cold cuts, chips, pork, butter, margarine, sausages, lamb and soft drinks. However, a spokesman for the British Beer and Pub Association said it was not the case that all beer drinkers were interested in junk food.