Beer contains high levels of silicon, which is good for bone health.
Namely recent research shows that silicon and phytoestrogens contained in beer are essential for bone health. If you drink beer in moderate doses, then you feed the bones and prevents the risk of osteoporosis and chronic degenerative disease characterized by progressive deterioration of bone structure and frequent bone fractures.
Specifically, silicon plays an important role in the formation and maintenance of bones and relief of their mineralization.
In experiments on animals additional doses of silicon resulted in an increased bone density and bone strength. Food sources of silicon are beer, whole grains, pseudo – cereals, especially millet and beans. The silicon in the form of silicon dioxide is a common food additive, but has limited intestinal absorption, and not always enters the blood and reaches the site of action as silicon from cerveja.
In order to maximally exploit the benefits of beer you need to drink it in moderation doses. For women are allowed around 0.33 liters per day, while men can drink 0.65 liters of beer a day, normally with 4.5-5 percent of alcohol. In fruit beers limit is double bigger than at beer containing alcohol. Again, when it is a non-alcoholic beer than the recommended dose is the same as with other soft drinks (about 1 liter).
– Stronger Heart
Half a liter of beer a day reduces the risk of heart disease by 30 percent, because it increases levels of ” good” cholesterol, which prevents clogging of arteries.
– Healthy kidneys
Scientists from Finland have been apart beer from other alcoholic beverages since they found that beer significantly reduces the risk of kidney stones.
– It strengthens the brain
The study conducted in 2005 on 11,000 older women showed that women who drink moderate amounts of beer on tests of mental ability have scores as they are 18 months younger.
– Reduces risk of cancer
The Portuguese study found that marinated cutlets in beer for 70 percent have reduced cancer substances that are created when meat is fried in a pan.
– Increases the level of vitamins
Those who drink beer have 30 percent higher levels of vitamin B6 in their blood than people who do not drink, and more than double than those who drink wine. Beer also contains vitamin B12 and folic acid.
– Protects against heart attack
Researchers at Harvard University found that moderate amounts of alcohol, including beer, help prevent blood clots that block blood flow to the heart, neck and brain and cause a stroke.
– Reduces the risk of diabetes
A study conducted in 2011 among 38,000 middle-aged men found that drinking beer reduces the risk of diabetes by 25 percent.
– Lowers blood pressure
Research on 70,000 women between 25 and 40 years showed that beer is better than wine in lowering blood pressure.