Beer is one of the healthiest alcoholic beverages available, when taken in moderation, a new study commissioned by The Beer Academy. Beer is a rich source of vitamins, fibre, minerals and antioxidants and has relatively low calorific value as compared to other alcoholic beverages.
Beer contains vitamins which can help you to maintain a well-balanced healthy diet, fibre to keep you regular, readily absorbed antioxidants and minerals such as silicon which may help to lower your risk of osteoporosis.
The study also explores the psychological and sociability benefits of people enjoying a pint in their local pub — yet pubs are closing at a rate of 39 a week. It argues the pub is at the heart of every community and a place where people go to enjoy company and find out local news.