Beer is healthier than wine, according to research

Beer may not be the reason for your paunch.

( Charlie Bamforth, a professor of brewing sciences at the University of California, Davis, has made a claim that beer is more nutritious than other alcoholic beverages, specifically wine.


"The way that the wine industry advertised red wine [as healthy], making us think beer just causes beer bellies, was very clever," says Bamforth in a National Public Radio report.


The article, which lists the supposed benefits of drinking "liquid bread" according to the professor, also mentions that beer has more selenium, B vitamins, phosphorus, folate, niacin, fiber, and protein compared to wine.


Though both alcoholic drinks contain antioxidants, Bamforth says that the ones from beer are easier for the body to absorb.


Beer, however, has more calories than wine-though Bamforth believes that the paunch or so-called "beer bellies" shouldn’t be solely attributed to drinking this particular brew. "Beer drinkers who are overweight or obese are probably eating too much greasy pub grub and spending too many hours on the bar stool," he says.


The report warns readers that though a glass of wine or a bottle of beer helps keep the heart healthy, overdrinking can also be damaging.


For more on this story, log on to National Public Radio.


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