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Beer Boosts Bone Mass

We’ve all heard about the health benefits of wine. Don’t go thinking that beer doesn’t have health benefits. In a recent study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed that 3,218 women who drank one or more BEER a day, had a higher bone mineral density (BMD).  Why? It’s due to beer’s silicon content.

…dietary silicon intake of more than 40 mg per day correlates with increased BMD.

Silicon is prevalent in the grains used to brew the beer – barley, oats, etc.  [AJCN]