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Beer and health: the properties of this drink

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An ally of the health and the beauty

Beer and health – beer and calorie… the beer caloric count has to be connected with the energetic count that derives from its alcoholic volume. The average data are around, as we have seen, the 34kcal in 100 gr of beer, it decreases at 28 kcal in the case of light beers. The double-malt beers have a higher calorie count, up to 60 in 100 gr of product.
However, if it is consumed in the right quantities, the beer can be a real ally for our health.
It contains, besides water, carbon dioxide, melted substances (sugar, dextrin, proteinoids, substances coming from the hop, glycerol, succinic acid, organic salts and other inorganic) and vitamins (B2, B9 and B3).
The calcium-phosphorus relation is almost perfect (about 2), and the presence of sodium is really low. Thus, thanks to its benefits, beer can be drunk in every diet (low sodium, cholesterol and fats content).

Beer and health: from the past to today

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According to the legend, after having known that the beer had the property to make the skin beautiful, in the past the beautiful Semiramide had long baths in the beer to make the skin shine.
The Queen Teodora, instead, swam in a bath of hot beer, to look younger and one of cold beer to keep the youth.
Today, beer is the ideal product for the general health. Keep reading if you are curious to discover why!

Beer and health: which benefits?

The moderate consumption of alcohol acts positively on the body composition, reducing the fat mass through the regulation of the fat metabolism.
Recent scientific studies have showed that beer can have a good effect on the sugar metabolism, on the blood coagulation and the regulation of the arterial pressure. Moreover, a moderate consumption of beer contributes to the reduction of the ulcers in the stomach and the hypertension diseases. It helps the digestion thanks to the hop, which gives a substance called “lupulina” that have bitter principles and an essential oil made of “umolene”. The polyphenols in the beer carry on an antioxidant action, fighting the free radicals, responsible of the development of cardiovascular diseases and the skin aging. The beer, regulates also the levels of cholesterol in the blood, reducing the bad one and rising the good one. Moreover, it is considered a probiotic drink because it contains inulin that helps to regulate the intestinal flora.

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