More Benefits of Beer

I received my All About Beer magazine  in the mail yesterday and ran across an article that was in from the American Dietetic Association’s publication – ADA Times (Winter edition 2011) about beer being a heart-healthy drink.

Here are a few quotes from registered dietitian and ADA spokesperson Andrea Giancoli:
“Red wine enjoys a reputation for sophistication and health benefits, but as interest in artisan brewing gains momentum and emerging research reveals unique nutrition properties, beer is finding redemption not only as a classy libation with deep roots in many cultures, but as a beverage with benefits”

” Moderate consumption of any alcoholic beverage, including beer, has been shown to increase HDL cholesterol, lower LDL cholesterol and reduce the risk of blood clotting. Moderate alcohol consumption has also been associated with a lower incidence of gallstones, decreased risk of type 2 diabetes and improved cognitive function in older adults.

Here is an excellent article documenting beer vs wine. See p. 3 of this pdf for health comparisons of beer compared to wine.

Here is the full article from the American Dietetic Association

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