Beckham – “Beer is good for you”

This is turning into a David Beckham blog – we can learn so much from him. See David celebrating with beer instead of “champagne”.  He’s trying to teach his LA Galaxy teammates that beer is good for them.

"Here's to my health mates"

 

Study: Beer Is Good For You

Reduces Risk Of Cardiovascular Disease Significantly

November 18, 2011|BY WILLIAM WEIR, bweir@courant.com, The Hartford Courant
We always hear about how moderate wine-drinking is good for you. What about beer?Turns out beer is good for you, too, a new study tells us — maybe even better than wine. In moderation.The researchers found that beer reduced the risk of cardiovascular disease by up to 42 percent; the wine study they compared it to had shown a risk reduction of 31 percent.Portions, though, play a big part. Maximum health benefits come from drinking a little more than 1 pint per day of beer with a 5 percent alcohol content.The next question is: Why would this be? The researchers don’t know how much of a role the alcohol plays vs. other ingredients. Many of the wine-is-good-for-you studies tout the presences of resveratrol, a chemical found in grapes.

Beer doesn’t have resveratrol, the researchers say, but it does have other polyphenols that may be healthful.

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