At least according to Charles Bamforth, who has the enviable occupation of “beer scientist” and was favorably profiled in the Birmingham News today.

Here’s a sip:

Bamforth talked about how beer is a good source of most B vitamins and folic acid. It only is eclipsed by bananas as the richest source of silicon, which helps bone and cartilage health.

Beer also beats wine for providing antioxidants, which help protect the body’s cells from oxygen by-products that are a factor in some diseases, he said.

I’m sorry I missed his talk and also the local homebrewer’s meeting this evening. Next time for sure, but I’m happy to report that I’m following a strict regimen of at least two pints a day.

2 Responses to “Two beers a day keep the doctor away”  

  1. 1 Xaq Fixx

    I try to get my vitamins that way ;-)
    On a related note: I am brewing some hard cider, with local cider and local honey, it’s in the secondary fermenter as we speak. If it turns out well, would you like me to save you a bottle?

  2. 2 tom

    Absolutely. Sounds delicious. As the number of my friends here who are getting into homebrewing increases, I’m seriously thinking about getting back into it as well. Heck, even my Mom is making up a batch of wine.

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