Wednesday, June 4, 2014

5 Facts About Beer

If the United States has authorized alcoholic beverages, beer may be selected. According to data Brewers Association, the American beer market reached 101 billion U.S. dollars in 2009. In addition to the land of Uncle Sam, the beer is included in a popular beverage worldwide.

Although containing alcohol, beer was also have health benefits. In small doses, beer mentioned can prevent heart disease. In the midst of controversy about this drink, we present 5 facts about beer.

1. The content in beer

The main content of beer is water, as well as flowers, mushrooms and grains. The beer gets its distinctive flavor from the hops, a type of vine flower. While the content of the alcohol derived from grain, mainly barley (barley), which allowed to germinate and release yeast. Research shows beer contains various types of protein produced from yeast.

2. The anti cancer

Plants that give hops a bitter taste and aroma of fruit in the beer turned out to have cancer-fighting power. According to a 2009 study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, Hops has antioxidants, cancer-fighting cells, which is better than red wine, green tea, or soy products. Antioxidants are only found in the hops plant is called xanthohumol.

The problem is to get the antioxidant benefits of the hops we need to drink about 118 gallons (450 liters) of beer each day. Therefore, the researchers are now trying the efficacy of anticancer in hops could be made into pills.

3. Strengthens bones

Although beer is not considered the recommended drinks but these drinks contain silicon is good for bone health. In a study published in the Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, a beer that is rich in content of barley and hops have more silicon than the beer made from wheat.

4. Bad for the kidneys

Benefits of bad beer seems to have known a lot of people, ranging from a drunk, causing severe addiction, disturbing sleep, dehydration, until the trigger kidney disease and increased risk of cancer. Alcoholics also 7 times higher risk of suffering from cancer of the digestive organs.

5. Good for the heart

Canadian scientists found that drinking alcohol can increase the levels of good cholesterol levels. Research over the years are advised to drink alcohol in a sufficient concentration (not more than 14 grams) because it has positive health benefits.


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