If You Are A Beer Drinker, The Results Of A New Study May Be…

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Love beer? Then you’ll definitely enjoy this new study that was recently published. Scientists conclude that having a bottle of beer each night may actually improve gut health!

Here’s what the New York Post reported on the latest study that proves Beer’s health benefits:

The findings, published in the American Chemical Society’s Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, showed that men who drank one lager each day had a more diverse colony of healthy gut microbes, compared to measurements taken before their daily beer regimen.

The researchers suggest that the fermentation process in beer making — which produces microorganisms of its own — as well as the presence of micronutrients like polyphenols, could be the catalyst behind the male participants’ blooming gut health.

In fact, according to a professor at Amsterdam University, strong beers can be “very, very healthy” for gut health when consumed in moderation.

Eric Classen presented his beer-based probiotic research at a conference hosted by probiotic drink maker Yakult. Classen’s research revealed that strong Belgian beers like Hoegaarden, Westmalle Tripel, and Echt Kriekenbier have more probiotics than their weaker counterparts, according to The Telegraph.

Furthermore, Researchers at NOVA University in Lisbon also reported that beer boosts healthy bacteria that fend off diseases and infections. The benefits come from polyphenols — plant compounds found in hops, barley, and yeast. For those who don’t drink, there’s still good news: even non-alcoholic beer appears to have the same benefits.

NY Post noted:

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends adult men consume fewer than two alcoholic drinks per day and half as many for women.

Nevertheless, there are safer ways to build up your microbiome, such as eating foods rich in prebiotics and probiotics, including kimchi, Greek yogurt and many fruits and vegetables — as well as by avoiding sugar, artificial sweeteners and, yes, binge drinking.

Sources: TheDailyCaller, New York Post, The Telegraph

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