How beer affects the human body
Beer is a low-alcoholic beverage obtained by alcoholic fermentation of malt wort (most often based on barley) using brewer's yeast, usually with the addition of hops. The ethanol content in most beers is about 3.0-6.0% vol. (strong contains, as a rule, from 8% to 14% vol., sometimes they also emit light beer, which contains 1-2% vol., separate non-alcoholic beer that is not included here), solids (mainly carbohydrates) 7 -10%, carbon dioxide 0.48-1.0%.
Beer is distributed in many countries of the world and is popular due to its taste and aroma. There are about a thousand beers. Taste characteristics of different types can radically differ.
Scientists have put an end to the endless discussion of whether it is useful or harmful to drink beer. Scientific evidence that drinking beer is not only not harmful, but even necessary.
Beer prolongs life - and the chances of dying in the prime of life for those who consume it regularly in moderation are 19% less, Virginia Tech researchers say.2
Light beer is losing weight if you don’t bite it with crackers and crisps, says Tim Spector, a professor at King’s College in London, arguing that the beer has beneficial intestinal bacteria for efficient digestion.3
Beer helps fight cancer by containing xantohumol, a flavonoid that inhibits carcinogenic enzymes, in its hops.four
Beer, due to the presence of xanthohumol in hops, prolongs youth and protects against Alzheimer's and Parkinson’s disease, authors of the article in the New England medical journal say that a glass of beer a day will save women from cognitive problems caused by aging.
Beer reduces the chance of earning kidney stones by 41%, American researchers say in an article in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.6
In beer, even dark grades, fewer calories than in skim milk or orange juice, according to statistics published by Guinesss.7
Beer is a storehouse of vitamins. “If you carefully analyze the chemical composition of good beer, you will be amazed at the amount of vitamins it contains,” says Stefan Domenig, director of the Mayra Health Center in Austria.8
Beer strengthens bones due to its high silicon content, according to the authoritative journal Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture9
Beer does not “give” you a “beer” belly: “People believe that beer lovers on average are more likely to suffer from obesity than others. But this is not so.