11 July 2006

Can beer be healthy?

Beer drinking may lead to more than just a beer belly.


Beer drinking may lead to more than just a beer belly.

According to the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, beer contains high levels of an ingredient that helps deposit calcium and other minerals into bone tissue.

And a recent study found the antioxidants present in dark beer help prevent clogged arteries, which should reduce the risk of heart disease.

Most research showed the optimum benefits can be reaped with up to one drink a day for women and up to two a day for men.

Still, it's a good idea to take a look at the size of your beer belly before you knock back a pint or two. The extra calories found in beer may cancel out any health benefits. – (HealthDayNews)

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