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Beer and Cancer

Hops are used to help preserve beer and to give it the necessary bitterness to balance out the sweetness of the malts. It’s long been known that hops have a lot of interesting capabilities. They’re antibacterial, antifungal and can actually offer quite a few health benefits. However, new research indicates that the little cone-shaped buds might actually be capable of something else – fighting cancer. Can you prevent cancer by downing a cold one? 

 

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The Benefits of Beer – Pour a Pint to Good Health

Everyone knows that a glass of red wine per day can offer some significant health benefits, but did you know that beer is at least as good for the body as fermented grape juice? In fact, some new studies indicate that it might be even better for you (in moderation, of course). If you’re a confirmed craft beer lover, you probably do love to tout the heart-health benefits of your favorite brew, but new research is showing a far broader range of advantages than was previously suspected. 

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The Amazing Hops Plant and Its Health Benefits

Beer is brewed using only a few ingredients. Water, yeast, malt and hops form the core of all beer varieties. Beer has also long been known to provide health benefits (which are now being borne out by the medical community). Many of those benefits stem from the hops plant. In fact, hops have been used as a homeopathic remedy for a range of problems from insomnia to menstrual problems and indigestion. Beer drinkers regularly ingest a significant amount of hops and can reap a lot of health benefits (as long as drinking is done in moderation). What should you know about hops?

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New ADA Study Announces "Beer Does Your Body Good"

You have probably heard that beer offers some health benefits. It's been speculated (and even studied in the past) that beer provides some important advantages for the human body. However, a newly released ADA (American Dietetic Association) study takes things a bit further. In fact, they go so far as to enumerate some of the most beneficial things about that beloved beverage. How, exactly, does beer help you?

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Rheumatoid Arthritis and Beer – A Strange Relationship

Rheumatoid arthritis is incredibly painful and debilitating.  The usual course of treatment involves taking steroids long term, as well as taking pain medication to help you deal with the pain, inflammation and soreness that goes hand in hand with the condition.  However, new research from scientists in the UK seems to indicate that beer might be of significant benefit to those who suffer from RA.

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