Did you know that beer is one of the oldest drinks in the world!

Beer is one of the oldest drinks in the world!

Did you know, too, that the first brewers were … women? In any case, beer, like wine, would prove to have unexpected virtues: for sleep, for the kidneys, for the bones… Let’s discover together the benefits of this delicious and refreshing drink! Your kidneys will enjoy good health thanks to beer A study carried out in Finland found that beer had more renal benefits than other alcoholic drinks. Each bottle of beer consumed reduces by 40% the risk of developing kidney stones. Beer: for better digestion Beer (especially black beer) contains up to one gram of soluble fibre in each glass of 30 cl, unlike wine, which does not contain any. Fibre plays an important role in intestinal transit. A shortage of fibre can lead to gastric and intestinal disorders, constipation or diarrhoea. Beer: against bad cholesterol The fibre in beer also helps to reduce your levels of LDL or “bad” cholesterol. Beer raises your levels of vitamin B Beer is particularly rich in group B vitamins (B1, B2, B6 and B12). For example, a Dutch study found that beer drinkers had 30% more vitamin B6 than non-drinkers and twice that of wine drinkers. Beer also contains a lot of vitamin B12, an anti-anaemia factor present in very few foods. Beer: good for the bones! A study conducted in 2009 concluded that the high levels of silicon in beer can be good for maintaining the density of your bones. Beer: a good remedy for insomnia Beer contains nicotinic acid and lactoflavin, both known to favour “zzzzzzzzzzz”! Beer protects you from heart attacks A beer drinker has less risk – from 40% to 60% less – of suffering a heart attack than people who never consume it. Beer prevents the formation of blood clots The ingredients of beer prevent the formation of blood clots. Beer improves memory According to a number of studies, beer drinkers have less risk of suffering Alzheimer’s disease or dementia than non-drinkers. Beer combats stress Researchers of the University of Montreal found that two glasses of beer a day reduced the level of work-associated stress or anxiety. Beer: a remedy for constipation Drinking warm beer is an excellent remedy for constipation! It’s true, heated barley improves blood circulation and respiration, relieves joint pain and reinforces the immune system. How? Warm a bottle of beer in a bain-marie and add four teaspoons of honey to it. Beer beautifies the skin Good news for women! Some of the vitamins present in beer regenerate the skin and make a positive contribution to its pigments, and leaves your skin smoother and softer.