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Old 12-09-2012, 12:08 AM   #1
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Kinda a weird question; but has anybody else come across beer or beer recipes having some sort of nutritive component?

Most beer is somewhat ok for vitamin B because of the yeast (though uptake is inhibited by higher alcohol content). I mean any beers or beer like drinks that are made or consumed for their mineral, vitamin or other properties....



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Old 12-09-2012, 12:42 AM   #2
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Traditionaly Monks drank beer to help survive fasts these tended to be big beers because the amount of grains helped provide the "energy" they needed.



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Old 12-09-2012, 12:55 AM   #3
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Broccoli carrot stout?

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The whole history of beer consumption up until the late 1800's was predicated on two ideas, 1) that beer was safer to drink than water, 2) that prior to the time when we were a people prosperous enough to eat meat with every meal, beer was seen as a caloric replacement for it. It was seen as liquid bread.

The Light lager was created as a replacement for those beers when they fell out of favor as meat way more readily available. So basically ANY beerstyle, especially the old German ones can be looked at as nutritious. And like mentioned above, the Doppelbock was brewed by monks to replace food during lent.

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When I was in Peru I had a beer that was very malt-centric. It was almost black and pretty sweet. The locals claimed it was a health drink. It was even given to children. It was tasty, but made with corn and beets.

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http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicha#section_2

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Additionally, the residual yeast left over in suspension contains some vitamins and other compounds that help keep you regular.

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Additionally, the residual yeast left over in suspension contains some vitamins and other compounds that help keep you regular.
"regular" is slang for regular bowel movements, is it not?

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Alcohol has been shown to be good for your heart, and can raise good cholesterol.

In moderation, of course.

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"regular" is slang for regular bowel movements, is it not?

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True.

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"regular" is slang for regular bowel movements, is it not?

Edit: I'm proud to announce that the above is my 1,000th post on HBT! Go me!
Your 1000th post was about bowel movements. Nice. Now I have a goal.


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