Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Certain Beers are good for the Heart

I don't have any clue that beers are good for the Heart that's why downing a few beers on St. Patrick’s Day may give you more than the luck of the Irish and a hangover. Researchers at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine say Guinness stout has more heart-healthy flavonoids and triggers more anti-clotting activity than light-colored beer. And beer hops contain xanthohumol, a flavonoid that may help ward off some cancers, say Oregon State University researchers. Hops may also fight hot flashes and osteoporosis. But you’d have to drink a whole keg to get enough of the flavonoid to make a difference—and we don’t recommend that! Luckily, there may soon be a “health beer” with enhanced concentrations. For now, porter, stout and ales have the highest levels. So raise a toast to the hearty hop.Wow! I can have one after my work is done.

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