I’ll drink to that! Beer can help you combat obesity and get a good night’s sleep

It is research well worth raising a glass to – beer can be good for our health.

Scientists have discovered that some beers are bursting with probiotic microbes – bacteria and yeast credited with a host of benefits, from combating obesity to getting a better night’s sleep.

Examples include Belgian beers Hoegaarden, Westmalle Tripel and Echt Kriekenbier, which are rich in probiotic yeast. Unlike most beers, these brands are fermented twice – once in the brewery and again in the bottle.

Examples include Belgian beers Hoegaarden (pictured), Westmalle Tripel and Echt Kriekenbier, which are rich in probiotic yeast. Unlike most beers, these brands are fermented twice ¿ once in the brewery and again in the bottle

Examples include Belgian beers Hoegaarden (pictured), Westmalle Tripel and Echt Kriekenbier, which are rich in probiotic yeast. Unlike most beers, these brands are fermented twice ¿ once in the brewery and again in the bottle

Examples include Belgian beers Hoegaarden (pictured), Westmalle Tripel and Echt Kriekenbier, which are rich in probiotic yeast. Unlike most beers, these brands are fermented twice – once in the brewery and again in the bottle

The second fermentation increases the strength of the beer and creates a sharper, drier taste. Importantly for health, the in-bottle fermentation uses a different strain of yeast to the traditional brewer’s yeast. 

This yeast doesn’t just convert the sugar in the grain into alcohol, it also makes acids that are poisonous to bacteria that can make us ill.

Professor Eric Claassen, a gut bacteria expert from Amsterdam University, said: ‘You are getting a stronger beer that is very, very healthy.

‘We don’t want to give people a licence to drink more beer.

Westmalle

Westmalle

Echt Kriekenbier

Echt Kriekenbier

The second fermentation increases the strength of the beer and creates a sharper, drier taste. Importantly for health, the in-bottle fermentation uses a different strain of yeast to the traditional brewer’s yeast

‘In high concentrations alcohol is bad for the gut but if you drink just one of these beers every day it would be very good for you.’

Research from the University of Nebraska in the US found that some bottles of beer contain up to 50 million probiotic or ‘good’ bacteria. 

Once in our gut, probiotic bacteria kill rival ‘bad’ bacteria linked to illnesses including autism and bowel cancer. 

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