- “Beer makes our bones strong!”
I really, truly love it when science tells me my behavior (which would otherwise seem irresponsible) is in fact good for me. To wit: Drinking beer gives you strong bones. Like milk!
Seriously, researchers at UC Davis report that beer is a good source of silicon, which helps to increase mineral density in bones. Hooray! It turns out the secret silicon ingredient is hops, so now I just have to drink more of those
delicious healthy, hoppy American beers.
Researchers also suggest that drinking beer makes you fall down sometimes, but that that’s ok because beer-drinkers’ bones are like titanium. Everybody wins.