Beer and Tomatoes – The Health-Conscious Choice?
Beer and tomatoes? Not something you often think of together, but if you’ve never mixed tomato juice into your beer, you’re missing a real treat. Red beer is a twist on the timeless Bloody Mary, add a little Tajin around the rim of the glass and you’ve upgraded to a Michelada .
“Red beer is the Midwest’s cult-favorite morning beverage”, according to eater.com. It’s great any time of day and believe it or not…as with everything in moderation, it provides some excellent health benefits.
Of course, we already know that tomatoes are healthy and therefore justify consumption. According to the experts at Healthline, “Tomatoes are the major dietary source of the antioxidant lycopene, which has been linked to many health benefits, including reduced risk of heart disease and cancer. They are also a great source of vitamin C, potassium, folate, and vitamin K. Mix in a little beer and you get more than a fun and refreshing libation, you get a little kick in the health benefits.
Piedmont Healthcare claims there may be numerous health benefits to drinking beer in moderation, including:
· Higher antioxidant levels than wine
· May help protect your heart
· May prevent kidney stones
· Lowers bad cholesterol
· May help strengthen bones
· It helps to reduce stress
· May help improve memory (emphasis on moderation)
· Helps cognitive function
You’ve heard it before, we’ll say it again… if you’re going to drink, drink responsibly. Click here to get our favorite red beer recipe.
Here’s to your health!
The Crave Red Team