Need another excuse to go for that cheeky after work pint? It turns out that drinking beer, in moderation of course, could be as good for your gut as taking probiotics.
Researchers from Dalian Medical University in China found that the bacteria in your brew boost your intestinal microbiome, while anti-inflammatory polyphenols – compounds found in plant-based foods – can help to combat heart disease, obesity, diabetes and even cancer. And if that’s not reason enough to get a round in, beer is packed with amino acids, minerals and dietary fibre to boot.
Guilt-free supping is on the menu, it seems. While you enjoy your pint, ponder on five more foods with some surprising health benefits.