Steve over at the Presteblog gives you the positives of beer.
You should drink (to) this
One hour ago in this e-space, we discussed food. Now, it’s time for, or to, drink (because it’s 5 o’clock somewhere).
As many studies have suggested, moderate alcohol consumption (one drink a day for women, and two for men) may be good for you: drinkers (even heavy drinkers) tend to live longer than nondrinkers, and the occasional drink has been associated with better heart health and lower stroke risk and may even boost bone density in women. …
Bone health: Beer is a rich source of silicon, which increases bone density, and may help fight osteoporosis, according to a February 2010 study published in the Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture. “Beers containing high levels of malted barley and hops are richest in silicon,” said the study’s lead author Dr. Charles Bamforth in a statement. A July 2012 study published by Oregon State University researchers also affirmed that moderate drinking may be especially beneficial for bone health in postmenopausal women.
Iron: Dark beers contain more iron than light beers, according to a study conducted by researchers at the University of Valladolid in Spain. Iron is an essential part of a healthy diet because it helps distribute oxygen throughout the body.
Read more at the Presteblog.
Interesting, I’ll have another please.