How beer affects the human body
Beer is a low-alcohol beverage produced by alcoholic fermentation of malt wort (most often based on barley) with the help of beer yeast, usually with the addition of hops. The content of ethyl alcohol in most beers is about 3.0–6.0% by volume. (strong contains, as a rule, from 8% to 14% by volume, sometimes they also emit light beer, which contains 1-2% by volume, separately emit non-alcoholic beer, which does not include here), dry substances (mainly carbohydrates) 7 —10%, carbon dioxide 0.48–1.0%.
Beer is common in many countries of the world and is popular due to its taste and aroma. There are about a thousand varieties of beer. Taste characteristics of different types can be completely different.
Scientists have put an end to the endless discussion about whether it is useful or harmful to drink beer. Scientific substantiation that drinking beer is not only not harmful, but even necessary.
Beer prolongs life - and those who consume it regularly in moderation are 19% less likely to die in their prime, say researchers at Virginia Tech.2
Light beer makes people lose weight if they don’t eat it with crackers and chips, says Tim Spector, a professor at King’s College in London, citing the presence of good intestinal bacteria in beer for efficient digestion.3
Beer helps fight cancer, thanks to the content of xanthohumola in its hops, a flavonoid that inhibits carcinogenic enzymes.four
Beer, due to the presence of xanthohumola in the hop, prolongs youth and protects against Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease, say the authors of an article in the medical journal of New England, who found that a glass of beer a day would save women from cognitive problems caused by aging.
Beer reduces the chance to earn kidney stones by 41%, American researchers say in an article in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.6
In beer, even darker varieties, calories are less than in skimmed 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 a good beer, you will be amazed at the amount of vitamins it contains,” says Stefan Domenig, director of the Mayra Health Center in Austria.eight
Beer strengthens bones, due to the content of a large amount of silicon in it, say in the authoritative scientific journal Journal of Food and Agriculture9
Beer does not “give” you a “beer” belly: “People believe that beer lovers, on average, suffer from obesity more often than others. But it is not.