Want to get stronger, thinner, and healthier? Drink beer!!! That is what a new report out is claiming based on a hidden vitamin in beer and milk.
A new study found that nicotinamide riboside (NR), a molecule found to indirectly influence the activity of cell metabolism, could play an important role in preventing weight gain and diabetes, improving muscular performance and providing other “extraordinary health benefits,” according to a Switzerland-based research team.
Keep in mind that this has yet to be studied on humans, but in mice the affect was noticeable.
“Mice on a high-fat diet fed NR gained significantly less weight – 60 per cent – than mice eating the same diet, but without NR supplementation,” they wrote. “In addition, none of the NR-treated mice had indications that they were developing diabetes, unlike the untreated mice.”
Researchers reported no side effects in mice given the NR supplement.
“It really appears that cells use what they need when they need it, and the rest is set aside without being transformed into any kind of deleterious form,” said study author Carles Canto in a statement.
Researchers believe that the increase in the NR molecule leads to an improvement in mitochondrial function, the “powerhouse” of the cell that supplies energy.
There is no indication how much of this hidden vitamin may be in beer, but I hope they find a lot. I’m always looking for a good reason to enjoy a cold glass of my favorite beverage.