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【Wine World No.4】Beer & Wine

Updated: Jun 17, 2021

Beer, wine, how are they all different? As alcoholic beverages, they both have certain health benefits, but neither should be consumed in excess. In terms of both brewing ingredients and the brewing process, these two types of alcohol have their own distinctive characteristics and their benefits and harms to the human body are not the same. Let's take a look at the differences between these two alcoholic beverages!

# Beer

Brewing material: a low alcoholic liquor full of carbon dioxide, made from barley malt, hops and water, and fermented by yeast.

Brewing process: A fermented spirit that does not need to go through the distillation process.

Benefits of drinking beer: In hot weather, a glass of cold beer not only cools and quenches your thirst, but also appetites; drinking beer in moderation can supplement a variety of trace elements and B vitamins, and can also prevent cancer; drinking beer is diuretic, and can also promote blood circulation, which is conducive to metabolism; in addition, beer can help weight loss is also studied by scientists.

Disadvantages: Studies have shown that long-term consumption of large quantities of beer can cause recurrence or aggravation of old diseases such as urinary stones and atrophic gastritis. The stomach mucosa can be damaged after drinking large amounts of beer, resulting in peptic ulcers and gastritis. Special attention should be paid to the fact that seafood should not be consumed with beer and that seafood should not be eaten with foods high in vitamins.

# Wines

Raw materials: grapes or grape juice and yeast are used to make the wine.

Winemaking process: it is a fermented wine and is not subject to distillation.

The benefits of drinking wine: wine contains 24 amino acids, which are indispensable nutrients for the human body. There are also many organic acid components in wine, such as grape acid, citric acid and malic acid, mostly from the original grape juice, which can effectively mediate the nerve centre and soothe the blood, making it an indispensable nutrient for both brain and physical workers. Dry red wine also contains many vitamins such as Ve, Vb and VB2 and many minerals such as calcium, magnesium, iron, potassium and sodium, of which the minerals, together with many trace elements, are far superior to the finest mineral water.

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