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The best beauty tricks with beer and the possible benefits of moderate consumption

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One of the most popular drinks in the world is beer, it is said that in each town there is its own beer distillery and that each country has its characteristic beer. In fact, people have been drinking beer for thousands of years. But in this post let’s give him some most beneficial properties to beerin how, when and for what, as well as incompatibilities and precautions.

Beer is the alcoholic beverage obtained from the fermentation with yeast, barley and hops, although they may include other ingredients that will give them different aromas. Likewise, alcohol percentages vary greatly depending on the type of beer. They are generally low, about 5%, but can vary from 0.5% to 40%.

Regarding calorie and mineral content, beer ranges from 150 calories to 100. In this sense, we always hear that wine has antioxidant actions. Beer has them, but different. In fact, both barley and hops, in addition to antioxidants, contain proteins and B vitaminsiron, calcium, phosphates, zinc, folates, niacin, silicon and fibers.

It contains small amounts of potassium, calcium, thiamine, iron and zinc. Group B vitamins, since cereals are their source, although they have nutrients, we cannot say that they are a source of nutrients like vegetables or fresh foods in general.

Some benefits

Cardiac

  • More than due to the nutritional content of beer, this drink, having a low alcohol content, also has some beneficial actions on the circulatory system, it has vasodilatory action.

  • Can help reduce high cholesterol levels low densitythanks to the soluble fiber content it contains.

About blood sugar

  • It helps control it in the same way that wine can, as long as its alcohol content is controlled.

  • Can improve bone density in postmenopausal women.

  • Reduce the risk of dementiaalthough a high alcohol content can cause the opposite effect.

About bone reserve

  • Thanks to the silicon content in the soluble form orthosilicic acid and the calcium content, it can help connective tissue.

About memory and the cognitive system

  • It can help reduce stress and anxiety, although as long as it is consumed in moderation.

  • It helps improve memory thanks to the fact that Hops contain the flavonoid Xanthohumol with great antioxidant capacity that can help and protect cells against oxidative stress, causing memory loss.

Helps preserve teeth

  • Some studies indicate that beer keeps teeth clean of bacteria, in fact, bacteria form a biofilm on the tooth that causes the problem of cavities and swollen gums.

    And beer prevents the formation or action of bacteria on the teeth by preventing their growth.

Against inflammation

Hops have anti-inflammatory actions, and we know that hops are one of the main ingredients in beer.

Precautions

It is clear that it is an alcoholic drink, so it is important to keep in mind that it must be drunk in moderation, especially if we want to benefit from these aspects for our health.

brewer’s yeast

Brewer’s yeast is the key to the formation of beer, and depending on whether this beer is going to have a different aroma and flavor, in fact, it is one of the causes of the different characteristics of each beer.

Brewer’s yeast are microorganisms from the fungal kingdom, unlike plants, yeasts do not need the sun to survive.

The yeast in beer is Saccharomyces cerevisiae, it ferments sugars in a humid medium into carbon dioxide, alcohol and the other fermentation products.

For the hair

  • Brewer’s yeast is rich in proteins, minerals and vitamins

  • Among which we can find group B vitamins such as: folic acid, riboflavin, niacin, thiamine, pyridoxine, biotin.

  • Minerals such as: calcium, chromium, copper, iron and selenium.

Biotin: Brewer’s yeast is an especially rich source of biotin. This acts as a coenzyme in the formation of proteins such as keratin, the main protein in hair, which will help hair growth.

Riboflavin: It will be essential to maintain healthy skin, hair and nails, improving their growth.

Folic acid and pyridoxine: We know that deficiency of B6 or folic acid will cause hair loss, vitamin B6 is essential in androgenetic alopecia since it blocks the conversion of testosterone into DHT, high levels of DHT is one of the main causes of androgenic alopecia.

Pantothenic acid: Helps regulate hormones that are involved in skin and hair health.

Niacinamide: It stimulates capillary microcirculation in the scalp, thus improving the oxygenation of the follicles.

Home uses

Hair mask with brewer’s yeast

  • 5 tablespoons of brewer’s yeast flakes.
  • ½ tablespoon of olive oil.
  • A glass of mineral water.

Mix the brewer’s yeast with the olive oil and make a paste, so that it is less dense. Water is added to make the mask more flexible.

Apply it to the hair and scalp, cover the hair with a hot damp towel (if you prefer kitchen film). Leave it up to an hour. Finally, rinse well and dry as usual.

With this we manage to provide vitamins and minerals to the scalp and hair.

Beer to lighten hair

To make your hair shine more and look stronger, it is advisable to rinse your hair with beer after washing it.

To do this, wash your hair, apply a beer to your hair, wait 15 minutes before rinsing again. Then apply a light conditioner and rinse again after 5 minutes.

The beer can be combined with cider vinegar if desired (adding a tablespoon of this)

Face mask for oily skin

  • 4-5 tablespoons of beer.
  • 2 tablespoons of yogurt.
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil.
  • 1 egg white.

Mix the ingredients until they are well homogenized, clean the skin, apply a layer of this mask, leave it for 15 minutes, rinse well with warm water.

Green Smoothie with brewer’s yeast

  • A bunch of spinach.

  • An avocado.

  • Two tablespoons of brewer’s yeast flakes.

  • A spoonful of honey.

  • 200 ml of water or oat or rice milk.

You can add any powdered nutritional supplement and grind everything.

*Meritxell Martí is a pharmacist.

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