Saturday, August 13, 2011

Beer consumption in older adults, a key to staying healthy

Beer consumption in older adults, a key to staying healthy.

Moderate intake of this popular drink helps maximize the body's hydration levels, providing vitamins and nutrients

There are many negative myths about the beer , all related to overuse. However, according to scientific studies conducted in Spain, the popular moderate intake of the drink would be key to maintaining good health .

"The beer consumed by healthy adults in moderation and responsibility can help to optimize moisture levels in our body. This drink provides water (95%) and also other substances with a special interest in nutrition, such as B vitamins (especially folic acid), fiber and minerals (silicon, potassium and magnesium), "published Beer Information Center Health and Spanish.

In addition, the report of the Scientific Committee of the Spanish Society of Dietetics and Food Science (SEDCA) indicates that beer prevents dehydration and can prevent cardiovascular diseases , neurodegenerative or related to the bones, and also places this as a fermented beverage good choice for older people.

"Our body needs an average of between 2 and 2.5 liters of water every day." This intake should be mainly water, but other beverages such as juices, tea or beer (if consumed in moderation by healthy adults) that can contribute to achieving the necessary levels of hydration.

Similarly, another study referenced by the publication concludes that moderate consumption of beer can be included in the diet balanced athletes and can help maintain higher levels of plasma glucose and hormonal responses to reduce stress .

"Moderate consumption of beer, the composition (water, minerals, carbohydrates, vitamins, oxidants, soluble fiber) can be beneficial for recovery after exercise. In this sense, beer contains 4 grams of carbohydrate per 100 mL. Of this amount, most are low molecular weight maltodextrins that are metabolized slowly, releasing glucose units are gradually to blood, which carries an added benefit. "

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