Beer is Better

 

Thy wanton grapes we do detest:

Here’s richer juice from Barley press’d

 

Found on page 25 of “Beer and the Nature of the Universe – a Brief Overview of Beer and Society” by Lynn Hoffman

 

 

Results from Dr. Denke’s 2001 clinical study corroborated the growing body of research showing that moderate consumption of alcohol can considerably decrease the risk of heart disease and stroke. But Dr. Denke goes one step further, asserting that beer is actually more beneficial than other alcoholic drinks because it contains so much more nutrients than wine and spirits.

 

Nutrition

One average beer contains the following nutritional benefits:

 

 

 

Health Benefits

The health benefits of moderate daily beer drinking include:

·        20 percent to 30 percent reduction in death from all causes

·        13 percent reduction in the incidence of all disease in general

·        significantly reduced risk of ulcers

·        significant (40 to 50 percent) reduction in the risk of developing gallstones and kidney stones

·        45 percent reduced incidence of stroke, including among Type II diabetics

·        56 percent lower risk of angina

·        47 percent lower risk of myocardial infarction

·        substantially lower risk of carotid arteriosclerosis

 

 

 

Found this on p. 207  – Fermenting Revolution – How to Drink Beer and Save the World, by Christopher Mark O’Brian