Beer is good for you

A new study has suggested that beer is a rich source of silicone and may help prevent osteoperosis.

“The factors in brewing that influence silicon levels in beer have not been extensively studied” said Charles Bamforth, lead author of the study. “We have examined a wide range of beer styles for their silicon content and have also studied the impact of raw materials and the brewing process on the quantities of silicon that enter wort and beer.”

“Beers containing high levels of malted barley and hops are richest in silicon,” concludes Dr. Bamforth. “Wheat contains less silicon than barley because it is the husk of the barley that is rich in this element. While most of the silicon remains in the husk during brewing, significant quantities of silicon nonetheless are extracted into wort and much of this survives into beer.”

Details of this study are available in the February issue of the Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture. Or you can just read more at the Science Daily.

Hmm, maybe theres something good then about the miracle beer diet?:

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