Medical science has finally caught up with what many have been drunkenly telling their partners for years – beer really is good for your health.
‘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.
The stuff is high in vitamins, calcium and amino acids, low in sugar compared with fizzy soft drinks and research suggests it can even help prevent Alzheimer’s, which doesn’t explain why it’s so hard to remember the night before after a few pints of the stuff, but sounds pretty good anyway.
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Studies have also suggested that moderate beer drinking can help prevent diabetes and heart disease. A further study of almost 2,000 regular drinkers by the University of London even concluded that moderate intake isn’t likely to lead to excessive weight gain. Beer gut, schmeer gut.
In yet more good news, the hops found in beer are said to have aphrodisiac-like qualities. Bottoms up.
Now, whose round is it?
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