Does beer make you fat?
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These days beer and other alcoholic drinks are generally considered
unhealthy. This hasn’t always been the case.
Historically beer was seen as beneficial, and rightly so because it was
often more sanitary than local water supplies. The water used to make beer
was boiled early on in the brewing process which killed any pathogens. The
alcohol produced during fermentation and the addition of hops helped to
preserve it. Until modern civic water treatment plants became common beer
was often the only reliable source of sanitary hydration.
Marketers that came up with the long time campaign for a famous Irish
stout, “Guinness is good for you,” only helped to reinforce beer’s
healthy image. Additionally, there has always been a perception that more
robust alcoholic beverages increase virility. The honeymoon was named for
the month’s supply of mead, honey wine, given to a newly wedded couple.
It was believed that mead would aid them in successfully producing a son.
But the last half of the twentieth century saw a decline in the public’s
opinion of alcohol in general. As the damaging affects of alcohol abuse
became more commonly known the perception of beer as a healthy beverage all
but died away. Then in the mid nineties studies of the benefits of red wine
began to emerge. Suddenly alcoholic beverages, or at least one of them, had
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