Beer is packed with many of the nutrients the body needs for a healthy diet. In the old days it gained the accolade 'liquid bread' We know cereals are good for us, beer is made from cereals...but we often fail to make the healthy connection. Unlike other alcoholic drinks it is chock full of vitamins and minerals. A pint of beer will supply about 5% of your daily protein needs, whereas wine has none. It has absolutely no cholesterol or fat and useful quantities of soluble fibre.
It has no more calories than a serving of wine and a lot less than milk or apple juice. Alcohol itself has been shown to benefit our heart and circulation systems. Polyphenols in beer are as effective at scavenging harmful cancer inducing free radicals as those in red wine.
In moderation, beer does not make you fat and its constituents are proven to help in a balanced diet. This message echoes the 1930's campaign with the strapline
'Beer is good for you'.