Is Dark Beer as Healthy as Dark Chocolate?

Held responsible for the ‘beer belly’ seen beside many Benidorm pools, beer isn’t necessarily the weight gain juggernaut you might imagine. All beers contain a reasonable amount of B vitamins, with a 330ml bottle averaging: 0.018mg of B1, 0.089 of B2, 1.828 of Niacin, 0.164 of B6, and 0.07 mcg of B12. It also contains […]

Six Beers a Day for Heart Health?

Spanish scientists have hit the headlines by releasing research that suggests that heavy drinkers reduce their risk of heart attack by 50%. The data, which did not differentiate alcohol intake from wine, beer or spirits, suggests that moderate drinking has a preventative effect, but heavy drinking was better. The study followed 15,500 men and 26,000 […]

Coconut Oil and the Benefits of MCFAs

When I am asked about saturated fats, the question is normally along the lines of ‘how bad are they?’ The questions should really be: are they actually bad at all? Is there benefits of some saturated fats above others? Since the 1970s, the government has recommended that we reduce out intake of saturated fats on […]