South Africa is known for its heavy drinking culture, but that doesn't mean you can't find a beer that fits your health needs. If you're looking for a beer with the lowest calories, Windhoek Light is your best bet. With only 300 kJ per bottle and 2.4 percent alcohol, it's light in both alcohol and kilojoules. Castle Lite is the next best option with 413 kJ and 4 percent alcohol.
Other popular light beers include Coors Light, Amstel Light, Carlsberg Lite, Bud Light, Anheuser-Busch Natural Light, Heineken Light, Corona Light, Sleeman Light, Busch Light and Labatt Premier. Heineken 0.0 is a great option for those who don't drink alcohol or are looking for a healthier option. It has half the calories of a standard Heineken beer and about half the calories of an average soda. Beer is naturally low in carbs, about 1.4 grams per 100 ml of beer.
Low-carb beers could reduce that amount to 0.5 grams, which is not enough to have a big impact on the caloric content of beer. Flight is one of the best light beers according to Beeradvocate's beer rating website. If you're following the ketogenic diet or simply eating less carbs for health reasons, Dogfish Head's Slighty Mighty IPA is a great option with only 95 calories per bottle. Bud Light is also one of the lowest calorie beers on the market with 110 calories per bottle.
When it comes to finding a low-calorie beer in South Africa, Windhoek Light and Castle Lite are your best bets. Heineken 0.0 is also a great option for those looking for an alcohol-free alternative with fewer calories than an average soda.