Beer! Full of vitamins, high fibre, low sugar, aphrodisiac!

on 09/07/14 at 3:36 pm

Beer

indexMine’s a pint: Full of vitamins, high in fibre, low on sugar and good for your hair – the benefits of beer.

  • Beer is being hailed for its health benefits and vitamin levels
  • Research suggests drinking beer might help prevent Alzheimer’s
  • Hops have ‘aphrodisiac-like qualities’ and could balance hormones
  • Contains minerals including phosphorus, iodine, magnesium and potassium

Amid warnings that we should avoid soft drinks and fruit juice due to their high sugar content, some experts have suggested we drink only milk or water.

But another, rather unlikely low-sugar beverage is increasingly being hailed for its health benefits: beer.

Research suggests it can help protect against Alzheimer’s disease, aid weight loss and even balance hormones – and now it’s attracting more and more health-conscious men and women.

A raft of female celebrities are also embracing the brew.

Actress Mila Kunis says her favourite drink is Blue Moon beer, while supermodel Elle Macpherson revealed recently that she washes her hair with it.

Even saintly Hollywood star Gwyneth Paltrow has said she ‘can’t get enough of Guinness’.

So what are the benefits of beer, and can it really be good for you?

A VITAMIN-PACKED PINT

‘If you analysed beer you would  be amazed at how many super-nutrients there are in it,’ says Dr Stephan Domenig, medical director of The Original F.X. Mayr Health Centre in Austria. ‘Beer contains  all of the essential – and many of the non-essential – amino acids.’