How beer affects the human body
Beer is a low-alcohol beverage obtained by alcoholic fermentation of malt wort (most often barley-based) using brewer's yeast, usually with the addition of hops. The content of ethyl alcohol in most beers is about 3.0-6.0% vol. (strong contains, as a rule, from 8% to 14% by volume, sometimes also light beer that contains 1-2% by volume, separately isolates non-alcoholic beer that is not included here), dry substances (mainly carbohydrates) 7 -10%, carbon dioxide 0.48-1.0%.
Beer is spread in many countries of the world and is popular due to its taste and aroma. There are about a thousand varieties of beer. The taste characteristics of different species can be radically different.
Scientists have put an end to the endless debate about whether it is beneficial or harmful to drink beer. Scientific grounds for the fact 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 a moderate amount, 19% less, according to researchers at Virginia Tech.2
From light beer lose weight, if you do not eat it with crackers and chips, says professor of King's College in London Tim Spektor, explaining this by the presence in beer of useful intestinal bacteria for effective digestion.3
Beer helps fight cancer, thanks to the content of xanthohumol in its hops, flavonoid, which inhibits carcinogenic enzymes.4
Beer, thanks to the presence of xanthohumol in the hops, prolongs youth and protects against Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, the authors of the article in the medical journal of New England state that a glass of beer a day will save women from cognitive problems caused by aging.
Beer by 41% reduces the chance to earn kidney stones, according to American researchers in the article posted in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.6th
In beer, even dark varieties, calories are less than in skim milk or orange juice, according to statistics released by Guinesss.7th
Beer is a storehouse of vitamins. "If you carefully analyze the chemical composition of a good beer, you will be amazed at the amount of vitamins it contains," says Stefan Domenig, director of the Myra Health Center in Austria.8
Beer strengthens bones, thanks to the content of a large amount of silicon in it, according to an authoritative scientific 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.