Unusual facts about beer

Beer is one of the oldest and most consumed alcoholic beverages in the world, the third most popular after tea and water. The beer was brewed almost 7000 years ago. Beer has been described in spiritual rituals, praised in literature, and prized for its medicinal properties. That the ancient peoples suspected of the medicinal benefits of beer, modern science continues to prove.

Ironically, drinking too much beer can harm some organs, but small amounts can be beneficial. So it is very important to always drink in moderation.

Reduces the risk of cancer.

In 2001, scientists from the University of Prague reported that they found a part of the structure similar to estrogen in beer, flavonoids that can reduce the risk of hormone-dependent cancers such as breast and prostate cancer. They also reported that menopause symptoms were reduced.

Increase bone strength.

According to scientists at Tufts University, beer contains high levels of silicon, which helps accelerate the delivery of calcium and other minerals to bone tissue, especially in men and young women.

The growth of mental abilities.

Scientists at Harvard University have published in the New England Journal of Medicine that beer consumption increases mental performance in adult women. In addition to a 2003 article in the Journal of the American Medical Association, it was stated that persons 65 and older who drink one to six bottles of beer a week are less likely to suffer from dementia.

Helping the Heart

Scientists from Rockefeller University concluded that alcohol increases high-density lipoprotein levels, or as it is sometimes called "good cholesterol", which carries excess cholesterol to the liver for disposal and endows the cardiovascular system with anti-inflammatory and anti-thrombotic capabilities. In 2006, researchers at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and the Harvard School of Public Health reported a 40 to 60 percent reduction in the risk of heart attack in healthy men drinking moderate amounts of beer.

Maintains healthy performance.

Scientists in the Netherlands have determined that beer contains high levels of vitamin B6, which plays a key role in the metabolism of red blood cells and synthesizes neurotransmitters vital for normal brain function.

Reduces the risk of kidney stones.

Due to the high magnesium content in beer, the risk of gallstones and kidney stones is reduced. According to scientists from Finland, drinking one bottle of beer a day reduces the risk of kidney stones by 40 percent.