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Tasty Brews and Health Benefits, Too!

When you think about your favorite beer, you probably imagine the perfect foam, refreshing taste and relaxing qualities. However, depending on which type of beer you’re drinking, your favorite beverage might include a few healthy properties as well! Beer contains B vitamins like niacin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, vitamins B6 and B12 and folate, which are heart-healthy and help prevent osteoporosis and kidney stones.

Research also suggests that beer contains a potent antioxidant. According to the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, the hops used in most beers for flavoring contains prenylated flavonoids, a source of antioxidants better than red wine, green tea or soy products.

According to the USDA, while a typical a 12-ounce beer has 153 calories and 12.64 grams of carbohydrates, it also contains 1.64 grams of protein, 14 milligrams of calcium, 96 milligrams of potassium and absolutely no cholesterol or fat. If you’re looking for a brew with additional health benefits, check out these award winners:

Green Lakes Organic Ale (Deschutes Brewery). A certified-organic Amber, this ale is brewed with 100 percent organic malts and hops and is free of neurotoxins and most antibiotics and hormones.

Pumpkin Ale (Schlafly Brewery). A seasonal delight, you’ll enjoy the taste of pumpkin, cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg while also gaining rich antioxidants and detoxifying properties.

Japanese Green Tea IPA (Stone/Ishii/Baird Brewery Collaboration). Many people drink green tea to lower cholesterol, burn fat, prevent diabetes and fight cancer. Now you can enjoy those properties in a refreshing IPA.

For a complete list of healthy beers, visit Beer Universe.


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