[quote=“Nighthawk”]Are you speaking in terms of dietary nutrients?
It’s been said in different publication (men’s health etc) that dark beers have the same cancer fighting properties as red wines.
What else is in beer for nutrients I’m not sure.[/quote]
Yes, dietary nutrients.
It is true that darker beers have more beneficial health properties than their lighter counterparts. However, the darker beers usually have more calories than the lighter beers. Another note is that the health benefits exhibited by darker beers (or any beer for that matter) exist on degree of consumption. The majority of health benefits are reported when only 1 beer a day is consumed, suggesting that over-consumption does not increase health benefits. It in fact reverses any health benefits that may have been obtained otherwise due to dehydration associated with over-consumption and the subsequent loss of water and nutrients the body needs to maintain homeostasis and function normally.
In general, beer contains certain levels of calories, protein, carbohydrates, calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, sodium, zinc, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid and vitamin B6. Of course, these nutrients are beneficial to the human body when consumed within levels that support healthy function.
To revise my original question, I guess I would like to know how to increase levels of potassium, sodium, zinc and vitamin B6. My goal is to take the healthy properties of a dark beer and apply it to a light beer while keeping caloric levels low.