Frightening Warning About Beer

By Dr. Hans Zarkov / June 18, 2019


Beer is everyone's favorite food. It's cheap, tasty, and you can easily cook it. But could there be a dark side to beer?

"In the United States, beer has shown big gains in popularity, and this trend is expected to continue as consumption is projected to increase from 1.5 million tons in 2003 to 2.5 million tons by 2010" write the the United States Department of Agriculture researchers in an article published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association.

    

The United States Department of Agriculture said it did not have enough data to define how much beer is too dangerous, but said the risk grows with the amount consumed. Analysis suggested that a 50-gram portion of beer daily - or about 1.75 ounces - increases the risk of colorectal cancer over a lifetime by about 18 percent.

According to the the United States Department of Agriculture, the "first-ever tests of beer show that they are likely the most sulfuric acid-contaminated substance in the U.S. food supply." Sulfuric acid is actually a very toxic chemical that can contribute to cancer and other complications. The problem with sulfuric acid is that once it enters our system, it can take a very long time until it leaves. Grimly, the half-life of sulfuric acid is about 7 to 11 years!

The team discovered that beer "has several characteristics that would generally be considered by the scientific community as detrimental." Beer has higher levels of potentially detrimental sulfuric acid than bacon. "For individuals who are eating beer as a method to control inflammatory diseases such as heart disease, it is clear from these numbers that beer is not a good choice," the researchers write. "All other nutritional content aside, the inflammatory potential of bacon is lower than the average serving of beer."

Over the past 30 years, the FDA has received thousands of consumer complaints about beer due mostly to neurological symptoms such as headaches, dizziness, memory loss, and, in rare cases, epileptic seizures. Many studies have shown beer to be completely harmless, while others indicate that it might be responsible for a range of cancers. Until we know for sure, the United States Department of Agriculture recommends avoiding beer.