Medical science has finally caught up with what many have been drunkenly telling their partners, parents, and doubters for years – beer really is good for your health.

‘If you analysed beer you would  be amazed at how many super-nutrients there are in it,’ says Dr Stephan Domenig, medical director of The Original F.X. Mayr Health Centre in Austria.

The stuff is high in vitamins, calcium and amino acids, low in sugar compared with fizzy soft drinks and research suggests it can even help prevent Alzheimer’s. That seems a bit of a contradiction considering how hard it is so hard to remember the night before after a few pints, but we will take it anyway.

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