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Table Of Contents

1 Beer as Part of the Diet
Beer: a vice or a staple part of the diet?
Getting beer into perspective
What is moderation?
But what about addiction?
Impacts on behaviour
Brewing travels west
Restraining excess
Religious origins
Maintaining standards
Beer: a nutritious dish for the whole family
Temperance pressures
Towards prohibition
Chemical beer?
Basic outlines of malting and brewing
Styles of beer
The chemistry of beer
4 The Basics of Human Nutrition
Energy
Phytonutrients
Carbohydrate, fat and protein
Vitamins
Minerals
Fibre
Water
Balance
5 The Composition of Beer in Relation to Nutrition and Health
Comparison of beer with other foodstuffs for nutrient value
Potentially deleterious components of beer
Beer as a ‘treat’
6 The Impact of Alcohol on Health
The metabolism of ethanol
Direct and indirect impacts
The heart and the circulatory system
The liver and the digestive system
Brain and cognitive function
Kidney and urinary tract
Cancer
Allergy
The common cold
7 Conclusion
References
Index
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Beer: Health and Nutrition

Beer: Health and Nutrition

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This important and extremely interesting book is a seriousscientific and authoritative overview of the implications ofdrinking beer as part of the human diet. Coverage includes ahistory of beer in the diet, an overview of beer production andbeer compositional analysis, the impact of raw materials, thedesirable and undesirable components in beer and the contributionof beer to health, and social issues.

Written by Professor Charlie Bamforth, well known for alifetime's work in the brewing world, Beer: Health andNutrition should find a place on the shelves of all thoseinvolved in providing dietary advice.

This important and extremely interesting book is a seriousscientific and authoritative overview of the implications ofdrinking beer as part of the human diet. Coverage includes ahistory of beer in the diet, an overview of beer production andbeer compositional analysis, the impact of raw materials, thedesirable and undesirable components in beer and the contributionof beer to health, and social issues.

Written by Professor Charlie Bamforth, well known for alifetime's work in the brewing world, Beer: Health andNutrition should find a place on the shelves of all thoseinvolved in providing dietary advice.

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