Beer is liquid bread?

Those who have been reading my stuff for a few years know that I used to write occasionally about beer.

I just came across this great video from TED about the transformational qualities of baking bread.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gK8Yk3mEEb8
It will give you a whole different perspective about the art of making bread and provide some food for thought 🙂

In case you missed all those old articles about beer, I’ll reprint one for you here that I wrote almost exactly four years ago in January of 2005.

Beer = Recreational or Nutritional?

One recent strongly worded criticism from a subscriber was for a past issue where I wrote about putting beer on your cornflakes instead of milk.

It was a humorous piece (I thought), not intended to raise any serious comment. But I got slammed about the dangers of alcohol and told that no “real” personal development writer should praise the consumption of beer, even if it is tongue-in-cheek.

So, I did a little serious research to support my thesis. The results might bring a smile or a frown, depending on your willingness to accept the truth.

The average pint of beer contains: The average pint of milk contains:
92% water 87% water
5% alcohol 0% alcohol
150 calories 200 calories
15 grams of carbohydrates 12.5 grams of carbohydrates
0 fat 16 grams of fat
0 cholesterol the equivalent cholesterol of 25 slices of bacon
25% of adult daily requirement (ADR) of magnesium 12% of adult daily requirement (ADR) of magnesium
20% of ADR of phosphorus 20% of ADR of phosphorus
10% of ADR of potassium 1% of ADR of potassium
10% of ADR of Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) 60% of ADR of Vitamin B2
35% of ADR of Vitamin B3 (niacin) 0% of ADR of Vitamin B3
15% of ADR of Vitamin B6 12% of ADR of Vitamin B6
65% of ADR of B9 (Folic acid ) 8% of ADR of B9 (Folic acid)
150% of ADR of Vitamin B12 40% of ADR of B12
plus 75 mg of polyphenols, which help prevent cancer and cardiovascular disease plus pus (yes pus), hormones, herbicides & pesticides (including dioxin)- all proven to cause cancers.
plus enzymes that aid digestion and a promote a healthy digestive tract. plus homocysteine -proven to cause Alzheimer’s, heart disease as well as colon and prostate cancers.

As you can readily see from the above comparison chart, the only thing, that is good for you, that milk has in greater quantity than beer is Vitamin B2. And milk contains many things that are bad for you, whilst beer can only ever be criticized for containing alcohol. The infamous beer belly? Come on now. Get a grip on reality… a pint of beer has only 150 calories and zero fat, while a pint of milk has 200 calories and 16 grams of cholesterol laden fat.

Oh yes, you might jump in to say– milk has calcium. BUT, all independent studies show that regular milk drinkers actually have less calcium in their bones than non-milk drinkers, so you get less than zero benefit from the calcium in milk. You cannot digest it. Drinking milk actually leeches calcium from your bones. Want calcium? Eat your vegies. And beer has more magnesium and potassium, both of which are necessary to make use of the calcium you get from any source.

So forget that bowl of cereal with milk. Eat some spinach. Wash it down with beer. You can skip the corn flakes. After all, beer is made from cereal. You’ll be both healthier and happier; a little closer to having what you really want out of life… to be healthier, happier, wealthier and wiser.

 

Additionally, 75% of the people on this planet are lactose intolerant. 75% of allergy sufferers’ symptoms disappear when they stop ingesting milk and other dairy products. Less than 15% of people are allergic to beer.

 

Beer helps to prevent cancer and heart disease. Milk helps to cause cancer and heart disease. Beer helps to prevent Alzheimer’s and Dementia. Milk helps to cause Alzheimer’s and Dementia. If, after reading this, you still think that milk is good for you, you might consider the possibility that Dementia has already set in. Wipe that mustache off your face and put on a smile instead… have a pint of beer today. I plan to; in fact, I think I’ll go crack a cold one right now.

 

Personal empowerment is often about freeing people from the myths, memes and false beliefs that may be limiting potential or actually causing harm. Your parents, peers and teachers may have told you things, like milk is good for you, out of ignorance; but when the Dairy Board and their lackeys (the FDA and those white-mustache-sporting actors) tell you that milk is good for you, they are milking the public for profit, stealing your well-being and filling your body and mind with poison.

Mojo

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About Leslie Fieger

Author of several books including The DELFIN Trilogy, Your Prosperity Paradigm, The Master Key, Alexandra's DragonFire and Awakenings. Speaker; Meme Therapist and Professional Beach Bum
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  5. Reader says:

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  8. Bob Skilnik says:

    The standard line that a beer contains about 150 calories is inaccurate. There are now more than 1,400 breweries in the U.S. turning out stouts, porters, bocks, dopplebocks, barleywines and so many more style of beer that this begs the question; what’s a “regular” beer? Add all the imports to this mix and it does get confusing.

    This week, my latest book, “Does My BUTT Look BIG In This BEER” Nutritional Values Of 2,000 Worldwide Beers” will be released. The contents include the calories, carbohydrates, alcohol by volume and Weight Watchers POINTS of worldwide beers, making it an ideal reference book for any beer drinker.

    More at http://beerinfood.wordpress.com/2009/01/02/does-my-butt-look-big-in-this-beer-coming-soon/

    • lesliefieger says:

      Of course, you are right. And milk also is not standarized; from skim to whole cream, there is a range in the content per centages. I believe the point is still valid. Beer is a quality beverage.

      As for the multitude of different kinds of beer, yes, there are over 2 dozen different styles of beer in the world. However, all these styles fall within two types, Ales and Lagers. These two types are different because of the two different kinds of yeast used in the fermentation process.

      Ales
      Ales are “top fermenting” beers. They are made with a top fermenting yeast called Saccharomyces cerevisiae. This yeast clings together in large clumps near the surface during fermentation. Ale yeast works best at higher temperatures and, as a consequence, works more quickly to convert sugars into alcohol, but does not convert all the sugars and leaves a sweetness in the beer. Ales are more cloudy with flavors that tend to be louder than Lagers and that change, even improve, with warmer temperatures. As your Ale warms up in your glass it gets more bolder tasting. Darker ales are even more flavorful.

      Lagers
      Lagers are “bottom fermenting” beers. They are made with a bottom fermenting yeast called Saccharomyces uvarum. This kind of yeast does not clump together and therefore sinks to the bottom during fermentation. This Lager yeast works best at low temperatures and slowly ferments more sugars into alcohol. So while Ale yeast actually converts sugar faster, Lager yeast converts more sugar over the longer fermentation. Therefore, Lagers tend to be clean, crisp and less sweet than Ales. Darker lagers are more malty tasting than light lagers, but both share a common crispness. Lagers are usually served very cold and the flavor typically will not improve with increasing temperature.

      As a beer fan, I celebrate the fact that your new book is coming out.

      I am off to the beach in an hour or so to have a cold one.

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