While wine has cornered the market in recent years—a healthy choice filled with protective antioxidants (namely resveratrol)—beer is making a comeback. But you may not be aware of the health benefits of beer.
One of the main health benefits of beer is silicon which helps to prevent osteoporosis. Everyone knows that calcium plays a role in building strong bones, but silicon is also important. This mineral promotes greater bone mineral density by allowing other bone-boosting minerals to be absorbed into bone tissue. And guess what a primary dietary source of silicon is? That’s right, beer. Furthermore, it’s an exceptionally bioavailable form of silicon.
Beer is also a great source of B-complex vitamins, which have been linked to lower levels of homocysteine and reduced risk of heart attack and stroke. So go ahead and enjoy an occasional cold one this summer, but don’t forget that the health benefits of beer (and other forms of alcohol) end after one or two daily drinks.
Now it’s your turn: Do you enjoy the health benefits of beer?