Beer is a health drink? Binge drinking aside, in moderation beer actually has healthful properties. Studies listed below detail several benefits from consuming beer. Home brewed beer is even better than commercial beer because it has no artificial colors, additives, preservatives or flavors.
Here are just a few of the ways that home brewed beer is good for you:
-The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center discovered (in May, 1999) that moderate beer drinking lessenslowers the probability of getting coronary heart disease by over 30%. Very impressive!
-"The New England Journal of Medicine" discovered (in November, 1999) that moderate beer drinkers decrease the odds of suffering a stroke by 20%.
-The TNO Nutrition and Food Research Institute found that homebrewed beer contains vitamin B6, which prevents the build-up of the amino acid homocysteine (linked to causing vascular and heart disease). Beer improves vitamin B6 absorption into the blood plasma by 30%.
-Home brewed beer is a stress reducer. Try a quick experiment, if you have any doubt. Even the process of making beer is relaxing.
-Studies have shown beer to increase good cholesterol and decrease blood clot formation. Home brewed beer contains no bad cholesterol and no fat.
-Drinking home brewed beer helps promote blood vessel dilation, sleep, and eases urination for older people.
If the above facts have whetted your appetite, let's next consider a typical MYTH: that it is expensive to make your own beer. Nope!
Ignore those large expensive urns that you have no doubt seen. Basically you only need 2 pieces of equipment: a small fermenter (to hold the beer during the fermentation process) and a hydrometer (to know exactly when the beer has finished fermenting). That's all for equipment.
The final thing you'll need are consumable ingredients: a container of mixed malt and hops, and some brewing yeast. You can choose from lots of basic flavors and styles, also you're able to customize your own brews with many additional ingredients for your own secret recipes.
It's very simple to brew your own beer at home. Insert a container of malt mix into the fermenter, add water, add yeast, and seal. A few days later use the hydrometer to know precisely when it is finished and ready to drink. Bottle it and get ready for your friends to be amazed at your new skill.
It's simple to get started with home brewing kits readily available online. And it's cheap -- your beer winds up costing around $5 a GALLON!
Now you know even more reasons to start making your own delicious beer at home. It's better and cheaper than commercial beer, plus it's better for you. Now you can responsibly drink) guilt-free.
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