Jun 28, 2006
Beer is better for you than wine, apparently. Beer contains valuable B vitamins, such as B12, folic acid and niacin, as well as antioxidants, such as polyphenols and ferulic acid. Which makes it the healthier choice, contrary to popular opinion. eer also contains soluble fibre, which is good for digestion. Even the “active” ingredient in alcohol, whether from beer or wine, allegedly helps keep arteries clear of blockages.
So, who is making this startling claim?
Apparently, none other than the chairman of the food science department at the University of California at Davis, Charles Bamforth.
Interestingly, Bamforth is UCB’s Anheuser-Busch endowed professor and author of the book Beer: Health and Nutrition. “People say red wine is key to that,” Bamforth says, “But beer, if you looked at it holistically, is healthier than wine. But it is not perceived that way.”
Anheuser-Busch? Isn’t that the company that makes Bud?
Even more intriguingly, the budweiser.com site announces that you have to be over 21 to enter its site and you have to tap in your birthday before you can….like teens aren’t going to just put 01-01-50 or something similar. By the way, it’s tough if you were born in 1900 – no Bud fest for you!