To look at it scientifically – Beer is made from hops, barley and wheat, so the beverage contains many of the same nutrients that grains do, including B vitamins, riboflavin, niacin and zinc. A bottle of beer can contain potassium, calcium and phosphorus, all minerals that are essential to a healthy diet.
Beer is also a source of soluble fiber, which comes from the barley. According to The Brewers of Europe, an organization that represents European breweries, two glasses of beer can provide 10 percent of your recommended daily fiber intake.
Beer contains antioxidants as well. A study published in the Journal of Nutrition and Biochemistry suggests that the levels of antioxidants found in blood are elevated after beer is consumed.
Today beer is still used widely in many cultures as a mainstream medical source. For instance, in Germany, Wheat beer, or HefeWeizen, is used for many skin and digestive disorders because of its rich source of tannins and other nutrients.
Home brewed beer has no artificial colors or flavors, and no preservatives. Home brewed beer promotes blood vessel dilation, sleep, and eases urination in elderly people. Beer increases vitamin B6 absorption into the blood plasma by 30% – no other beverage can do this. Home brewed beer is tastier and cheaper than any commercial beer and is also healthy for you.
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