Red wine has long enjoyed its rep as a heart-healthy tipple, celebrated for its high polyphenol content. But it’s hardly a thirst quencher. Fortunately, according to Dutch gut scientists, grain matches grape, and a daily pint can be “very healthy”. It’s a claim to which we’re happy to raise a glass.© Provided by Men's Health UK Pints are about to get 30p more expensive across the country
This finding comes courtesy of Eric Claassen at the University of Amsterdam, who points to beer’s life-extending probiotics as an excuse to keep the fridge well stocked. Specifically, he recommends Belgian beers, which go through a double fermentation process, as opposed to mainstream lagers, which are only fermented once. The second fermentation stage doesn’t just make the beer stronger and more flavourful; it involves a specific type of yeast that can help to prevent illness. (continued below)
Studies have linked probiotics to more than just improved digestion. They have been found to support the health of your heart and even to help you balance mood and reduce anxiety. Of course, you’ll get the same benefits consuming other fermented foods and drinks such as natural yogurt, kimchi and kefir – though these might not sate your thirst in quite the same way.
It goes without saying that such positive effects require moderation: if you overindulge, you’ll wipe out the benefits, because high concentrations of alcohol harm the gut – a fact that most of us learn the hard way. Plus, let’s face it: this is one piece of advice you’ll want to remember the next morning.
Source : https://www.msn.com/en-gb/health/familyhealth/strong-beer-e2-80-99s-probiotic-ef-bb-bfproperties-can-enhance-your-health-says-science/ar-AAPP0lM421