10 Beers For Healthy Living

By Josh Agate | August 8, 2012 | 0 Comments |
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We here at Beer Universe want our readers to live long and prosperous lives and there is no better way to do that than through the joy of beer.  We brought you an article previously about “healthy drinking”, Beer Can Be Healthy.  We wanted to take this a step further and introduce you to 10 brews that have other health benefits.

1) Green Lakes Organic Ale – Deschutes Brewery

This certified organic Amber is brewed with 100% organic malts and hops specially cultivated to preserve spawning streams.  Organic products are free of neurotoxins and reduce exposure to antibiotics and hormones.  Plus it is great for the environment.

2) Blueberry Ale – Blue Point Brewing Company

This refreshing brew has 732 pounds of, handpicked blueberries added to each batch.  Blueberries carry many health benefits including antioxidant properties.  Antioxidants neutralize free radicals, which have been linked to cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.

3) Juniper Pale Ale – Rogue Brewery

This ale contains juniper berries and like all Rogue products, contains no chemicals, additives or preservatives.  Juniper berries carry a number of health benefits including: improving digestion, promoting kidney health, and lowering blood sugar.

4) Pumpkin Ale – Schlafly Brewery

A healthy dose of pumpkin, cloves, cinnamon, and nutmeg go into each batch of this beer.  Pumpkin and cloves are another rich source of antioxidants.  Nutmeg has a wealth of health benefits and has been known to have detoxifying properties.

5) Japanese Green Tea IPA – Stone/Ishii/Baird Brewery Collaboration

This unique IPA was brewed as a fundraising effort for the Japanese tsunami relief programs.  Green tea is thought to be useful for lowering cholesterol, burning fat, preventing diabetes, and fighting cancer.

6) Ruby Redbird – Shiner

This summer brew has a healthy dose of grapefruit that is balanced with fresh ginger.  Ginger has been used as a natural remedy for centuries.  It has proven effective for morning sickness and motion sickness, which seems counter intuitive.  But also has proven to combat ovarian and colon cancer along with providing migraine relief.

7) Sah’Tea – Dogfish Head Brewery

This brew is a modern take on a 9th century Finnish beer.  This beer is brewed with a number of whacky ingredients already discussed including: juniper berries, tea, and ginger.

8) Wild Raspberry Ale – Great Divide Brewery

Both red and black raspberries go into this wild brew.  Raspberries have shown to activate metabolism, therefore making them a useful tool for weight loss.  Other benefits include anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties.

9) Skinny Dip – New Belgium

This brew is for the calorie counters.  New Belgium is able to pack surprising flavor into 110 calories of beer and even contains peach juice, which is known to have detoxifying properties.  This is also the “spokesbeer” for water conservation (see: MillerCoors - Combating Water Shortages In The Name of Beer).

10) Guinness - St. James's Gate Brewery

Can you believe a glass of Guinness contains only 125 calories!  And rather than reinventing the wheel, just read this: Nutritious Beer: The Darker the Better.

Your Choice. Your Beer. Drink Up.
- Beer Universe

Josh Agate is a staff writer for Beer Universe follow him on Twitter at jagatelife.



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