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Hopping to health

Me, I'm a firm believer in the health benefits of red wine, but I know this will please a lot of my friends:

Research is showing that beer could join the ranks of other guilt-inducing but wildly popular foods — chocolate, coffee and red wine — as a possible disease-fighter.

It turns out that beer hops contain a unique micronutrient that inhibits cancer-causing enzymes. Hops are plants used in beer to give it aroma, flavor and bitterness.

Maybe if they could start using hops in red wine . . .

Posted in: Science