It’s not the drink you have with dinner but the drink you enjoy before that can build up your bones as you age!
Milk drinkers, by all means continue sipping the protein-rich stuff--but you should also reach for a beer. That’s right, a pint can prevent bone breakage better than those calcium chews or glasses of skim thanks to its silicon content. (Though both milk and calcium chews are great supplements that can also help prevent bone damage.) This oft-overlooked element is not only vital to bone health but also more easily absorbed by your body than calcium.
Even better, you get the bone-strengthening silicon even if you choose a non-alcoholic brew, according to a review published in Nutrition. Up to 64% of the silicon found in the non-alcoholic beer was absorbed compared to the paltry 4% of the silicon found in a banana.
So next time you raise a glass to good health, you might want to choose Guinness. Just don’t go overboard.
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