Beer is the world’s most favorable alcoholic beverage. The fact that almost one-third of the global population drinks beer only indicates that the popularity of the beer will not fade away. At least, not soon.
Probably one of the oldest beverage in human history, beer has changed over the time to bring the consumers the flavor they know today. Stick with us to read some of the most interesting facts about beer.
Healthier than water
One of the essential components of beer is ethanol, the chemical substance acting as an antiseptic. Ethanol can help you with a sore throat but cannot assist in treating the cold. If you’d take a beer to treat the cold, you’ll need around 60 percent of alcohol in your blood. However, it takes 0.5 percent of alcohol to get you killed.
Another health benefit from the beer is discovered in the research conducted by the staff of the University of the Western Ontario. The results show that taking one bottle of beer can help in the prevention of the heart problems. The polyphenols, micronutrients found in beer, can create protective layers of antioxidants essential in the prevention of heart diseases.
Defying the gravity
In a research conducted on Stanford, the scientists have discovered that beer bubbles create a loop that’s defying the gravity. They watched the bubbles go up to the center of the glass – because the drag from the glass is less intensive there – and fall to the sides when the top gets crowded.
There are some experiments you can try out yourself. If you take a glass of beer and tilt it, the foam will adhere to the sides, at least in most cases. That means you’re drinking a high-quality beer. And the procedure has its name – Brussels lace.
The girls probably heard about the benefits of using beer on the hair. It’s estimated that nearly 100.000 gallons of beer get on the hair of women across the world. Also, beer can be used in the kitchen – many pastries or dishes are prepared with this beverage.
The best beer can be tasted in Germany – during the Octoberfest in Munich. Besides some great booze, you’ll be seeing their culture and fashion, taste some of the best sausages in the world, and get to know what Germans look like when they’re having fun.