Love that pint every now and then? That brew could be good for you.
Italian researchers recently found that a daily serving of beer lowers your risk of cardiovascular disease. This news joins many studies linking moderate consumption of the beverage to increased bone density and better cognitive health. As with red wine, beer contains disease-fighting antioxidant compounds called flavonoids, explains Chicago-based nutritionist Dawn Jackson Blatner, R.D. And since most varieties—have about 150 calories for 354ml, an occasional drink won’t pack on the kilos.
*For the full article please refer to Shape May 2012 Issue