According to recent study, beer is good for bone health. The study claims that beer contains silicon, an important nutrient for bone health. It never ceases to amaze me the way that the medical world releases beer findings. There must be a lot of scientist/beer-lovers out there searching for ways to get grant money and immerse themselves in all things beer.
We already know that beer can prevent vascular disease, relieve stress, provide vitamin B and potassium, AND that it is fat- and cholesterol-free. Apparently, grain has silicon in it, but hops are especially rich in the stuff so IPAs and pales have a higher content. This is because hops are a magical plant whose sole purpose is to make humans happy. Sort of like golden retrievers.
A great man once said: “Beer, if drank in moderation, softens the temper, cheers the spirit, and promotes health.” Say what you will about Thomas Jefferson, but damn if he wasn’t right on there.