I have a subscription to Better Homes and Gardens. I like the decorating ideas for my home and their great recipes for the rare times I actually cook. They also have a column on health and imagine how surprised I was to see a glass of beer as an illustration in the March issue. Of course, I had to check it out. Here's what I learned. (Guys can pass this on to their wives/S.O.s)
"A study of pre- and post-menstrual women found that those who drank a beer or two every day had greater bone mineral density in their hips and spines compared with teetotalers. Beer is a rich source of silicon, a mineral that helps calcium and magnesium form bone tissue."
Since I'm the poster child (and already have a touch of it a hip) for osteoporosis (tall and a tendency to be too thin), this sounds like an easy plan to save me from one of my biggest fears: breaking my hip. Hell!!! Breaking anything scares the heck me because it wreaks havoc with my independence.
Hope y'all find this interesting and, perhaps, helpful!!!!