As a bit of a health nut, I've kept quiet about something I didn't start consuming regularly until moving to Portland, Ore., aka Beervana. Yes, that something is beer. That bastion of bad health. The oh-so-tasty temptress. The barren wasteland of big bellies.
Or maybe beer has gotten a worse reputation than it deserves. In recent years, researchers have extolled several healthy side effects of beer (in moderation, of course), from its role in limiting kidney stones and gallstones to lowering the risk of adult-onset diabetes and even, due to its folate content, helping prevent cancer.
And that'… Read more