02.09 Cure What Ales Ya
By Matt Shaw
Disclaimer: The good folks at Pulse would like to remind you that while beer has its distinct health benefits, those benefits only apply when drinking beer in moderation. Habitually drinking to excess can cause severe long-term brain, heart, liver and kidney damage, and will make you look like a total jackass in front of that hottie in your sociology class. And please don’t make us remind you not to drink and drive…
Beer, as the adage goes, is good for the soul. But did you know it’s also good for a variety of other things? Beyond its intrinsic value as social lubricant, studies have shown that a little (again, little) of the liquid courage can actually improve your health and help fight off little nasties like prostate cancer and Alzheimer’s. Consider the following a prescription. Take as directed.
Unibroue La Fin Du Monde
Yeast is loaded with B-complex vitamins (which, ironically, are proven hangover-fighters), protein, and Chromium. In combination, these nutrients help a variety of processes, from the regulation of blood sugar and the digestive system to nervous system maintenance. La Fin Du Monde is a bottle-conditioned (yeast-in-the-bottle) Belgian tripel loaded with tropical fruit and spice notes. It may be the best thing to come out of Canada since bacon, and without all the cholesterol. At 9%, you’re best taking one with a starchy, carb-heavy dinner.