Are there any minerals or vitamins in beer?
#90986. Asked by deadlydalton. (Jan 10 08 6:03 AM)
Beer contains significant amounts of magnesium, selenium, potassium, phosphorus, biotin, and is chock full of B vitamins.|
Yet, because alcohol interferes with the body's absorption of vitamins and minerals, it can lessen the body's ability to burn stored fat. Calories from alcohol may go right to your stomach.
I think a taste test is in order to know for certain!
IF consumed in moderation:|
Beer is made from grains, water and yeast. The grains commonly used are barley and wheat (with cheaper, mass-produced beers relying on corn and rice), both of which are loaded with vitamins that survive the fermentation and filtering processes.
And the vitamin value of the yeast is conserved in the hundreds of unfiltered beers that are in the market both on tap and in bottles.
A pint of beer may help prevent heart disease more effectively than red wine or spirits, researchers have found.
Beer contains vitamin B6, which prevents the build-up of Homocysteine, a chemical thought to increase the risk of heart disease.
According to the same study, beer has a lot of positive effects, especially on the elderly. Besides reducing the risk of kidney stones, its consumption helps increase the level of Vitamin B6.
Beer provides a 30 per cent increase in Vitamin B6, something that neither wine nor any other liquor does.
Moderate beer consumption may also help prevent Osteoporosis, a disease in which bones become fragile.
A compound found only in hops, which are used to make beer, have been discovered to prevent cancer.
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