Beer had been brewed since the age of time. In the Babylon era, 6000 years ago, this beverage was so pricey that they used it as currency. According to gossip, in ancient Egypt, in the time of the Pharaoh, if a man shared a beer with a woman, they were considered to be engaged.
The magic word
The name of the game is how much? One answer is one per day (1/3 pint or 355 ml). The most potent one are the dark ones like a porter or a stout.
The latest cancer research
An important strategy for cancer prevention is the identification and characterization of dietary phytochemicals that are able to block, slow or reverse carcinogenesis. Polyphenols are one of the largest and ubiquitous groups of phytochemicals to which anti-cancer properties are being increasingly attributed. There are 11 publications which state how beer can affect cancer proliferation, 15 on apoptosis, 8 on angiogenesis and 3 on inflammation. Beer is not the most studied functional food so far. Most of this cancer research were done within the past 5 years.
Types of cancers affected
The magic number is one a day. You can drink it after your work. You can use it to marinade your meat or in your soup. You can even steam your roasted chicken with it. Yes, healthy food can be also a pleasure in life.
Quantity : 1 beer a day; no more no less (355 ml, 1.5 cup, 3/4 pint or 12 ounces)
Cancer protection level
Here is the rating on the four types of defense against cancer the beer protect you. Higher is the score better is the protection.