30 Jan '15, 1pm

Drink beer. It's good for your brain

Drink beer. It's good for your brain

Unlike wine, with it's heart-healthy goodness , beer has never really topped the health food list . In fact, it's usually lumped in with potato chips, hot dogs and other types of junk food that health experts warn us away from whenever possible. Until now. A new study has found that beer might actually be good for your brain. So get ready to pop open a brew and learn more. The study, which was published in the American Chemical Society's Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry , found that an ingredient in beer hops called xanthohumol (Xn) protected the brains of mice from cell damage. Researchers think this compound might not only help to fight free radical damage in the brain but it might also potentially slow the development of disorders such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases. There is growing evidence that degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinso...

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/food/beverages/blogs/drink-beer-its-go...

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