The key to cancer prevention found in the ancient “beer flower”

It turns out that a cold beer could mean more than just a relaxing end to a hot and busy day – it actually has ingredients that could help prevent and even beat cancer.

There’s been lots of exciting research lately on the anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties found in hops, the flowers that add bitterness to beer.

Studies have found that the acids in hops – called “humulones” and “lupulones,” which are also antiviral and antibacterial – have demonstrated to be able to prevent leukaemia by stopping the diseased cells from connecting to bone.

Hops are a cone-shaped flower that mainly grows in the UK – and they’ve been valued for their healing properties for centuries.

In addition to the cancer-fighting acids, hops are also packed with flavonoids, polyphenols, and even some fibre.

The Romans actually ate hops as a vegetable! And chefs have recently been experimenting with putting them back in recipes for their unusual bitterness and herbaceous flavour.

Now, don’t get me wrong – I’m not putting you on a six-Budweiser-a-day diet. I hope you know me better than that!

But hops extract is already widely available as a supplement in the US and it is used for its ability to help prevent weight gain, improve sleep, and support joint health.

You can safely supplement with hops extract in either tablet form or as a liquid extract — but, like beer, it might make you a bit sleepy.

Wishing you the best of health,

Dr. Glenn S. Rothfeld
Editor
Nutrition & Healing
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Sources:

Beer Key Ingredient May Help Cure Cancer, techtimes.com

Moderate beer-drinking could prevent cancer, illnesses, raycomgroup.worldnow.com

8 Ways Beer is Good for You, everydayhealth.com

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