Beer vs Wine

Beer or Wine? The choice is yours!

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 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!

10 thoughts on “Beer vs Wine”

  1. The science is sound and so is the history. Beer was first brewed by the Mesopotamians in 10,000 BC. Wine didn’t come along until 6,000 BC. So there!

  2. @ wjojgjwog

    Wow quite the harsh words for someone that doesn’t even know proper spelling…if ‘real men’ drink wine and whiskey, I ask you, are other men of the same depth and worth, LESS, than those who drink wine and whiskey, simply because of their choice of beverage? Or should we leave this alone, seeing as though you cant even come up with a user name that makes sense?

  3. Mmm….beer. Just got a taster pack of unibroue bottles given to me as a birthday present. Really looking forward to gulping a couple down on thanksgiving.

  4. @wjojgjwog – the guy who wrote the post, me, will drink anything and everything. I have spent many years researching wine, beer, whisky, gin, vodka etc etc etc, so don’t talk to me about not knowing what to drink, the only thing I wouldn’t drink would be celery wine. Can’t abide celery. Vile stuff.

  5. what about wine? the guy who post this probably didn’t bother to research wine because he is afraid that he will fail at life and this post. Wine and whisky rules. Real men drinks that stuff, not the loser who probably think they have a lot of time(including high school and college students)

  6. Don’t teach me the chemistry of beer. I know I love it. I don’t have to drink it just because it is less harmful than wine.

  7. I have to agree….maybe throw in an occasional cider (an apple a day and all that) and you should be fit as a lop.

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