Beer as food

Beer as food

Why is beer beneficial?


Beer contains vitamins. Analysis of one litre of beer indicates the presence of:



B1 (thiamine, aneurine) 0,02 mg
B2 (lactoflavine, riboflavin)
0,03 - 0,04 mg
B6 (pyridoxine) 0,5 mg
B5 (pantothenic acid) 8,8 mg
H (biotin)

5 mg



Along with vitamins, beer contains minerals – phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, sulphur, sodium, fluorine. Also, it contains dietary minerals like copper, manganese, zinc, aluminium, iron. Alcohol content in most common types of beer is only from 3 to 6 per cent. Therefore, beer is a light alcoholic beverage. Due to its low alcohol level, it is classified as a refreshment beverage.



Beer - liquid bread

Throughout history beer was called liquid bread. Why? Depending on the extract, beer contains 400-500 kilocalories, while 250-390 kilocalories originate from alcohol. The remaining calories are a part of the extract which is beneficially used by the human body. 

Experts recommend beer (of course in normal quantities): 


  • as a dietary mean to lose body weight, since beer stimulates urine and water extraction from the body;
  • since beer regulates blood pressure, it is beneficial in fighting anaemia and exhaustion;
  • beer increases blood flow in the heart, kidneys and the brain;
  • beer stimulates functioning of kidneys, stomach acid, sedates with lupulin and hops;
  • as an adequate remedy against constipation, acid and cellulite;
  • biochemical composition of beer stimulates metabolism;
  • it contains vitamin H, and is useful in dermatology, since biotin reduces hair loss;
  • beer also has dietetic  value, as it contains already broken enzymes which make beer not only easily digestible, but it stimulates digestion of food consumed together with beer;
  • in beer, due to its low pH and the antiseptic effect of the present alcohol, as well as bitter components from hops, microorganisms (pathogens) cannot develop;
  • beer has a calming effect on the nervous system, especially for treating elderly patients. Their psychological problems are usually linked to arteriosclerotic developments which reduce the blood flow to the brain;
  • since it contains, along calming substances, also alcohol which widens blood vessels and by doing so stimulates blood flow.

Beer is a beverage that has thousands of years of tradition, known already by the Sumerians.
Beer was introduced into Europe by the Slavs from the Carpathian Mountains and it grew roots in Slovenia.
Even the first brewer in Laško knew that a good beer cannot be made without quality water.
Water from the hills around of Laško is exceptional – microbiologically intact, crystal clear, with a low content of carbonates.