Brews from De Troch, Eggenberg, De Halve Maan, and others are made available to Belgian beer lovers throughout northern Virginia with a little help from Wetten Importers.
Drink it. Cook with it. Pair it with your favorite meal.
And hey, during the month of June, you can even visit Fado Irish Pub in Washington DC for a little Sour Beer Month celebration. There’s truly never been a better time to drink Belgian beer, and we have proof.
You know that Belgian beer is tasty…
But did you know?
The following text was originally published by The Daily Mirror Online.
The secret to keeping slim might just be found in the most unlikely of places — a bottle of Belgian beer.
According to a top scientist, gut bacteria that helps keep people thin is boosted by booze from Belgium and coffee — but is killed by junk food.
Professor Tim Spector, King’s College London, is claiming that microbes that live in people’s bodies make up 90 per cent of living cells and when disrupted could be a major cause of obesity.
In his new book, The Diet Myth, the genetic epidemiology specialist also discovered that sweeteners in diet fizzy drinks had adverse affects on metabolism, leading to weight gain, while fasting diets such as the 5:2 diet could benefit microbes and metabolism.
Prof Spector was researching the links between microbes, food and health in an attempt to an gain insight into the burgeoning obesity crisis.
But he found some elements were down to genetics, with a third of people naturally possessing microbes which prevented them getting fat, while genes even determined some people’s preference for salads, broccoli or garlic.
A statement from the publishers Weidenfeld and Nicolson, said: “Compared to our recent ancestors who lived outside cities, with rich and varied diets and without antibiotics, we have only a fraction of the diversity of species of microbes living in our guts.
“Scientists are only now starting to understand the long-lasting impact this has on all of us.
“Only by understanding what makes our own personal microbes tick and interact with our bodies can we overcome the confusion of modern diets and nutrition to regain the correct balance of our ancestors.”
Prof Spector’s work backed up previous research which suggested that Belgian Beer, garlic, coffee, leeks and celery were ideal foods for promoting healthy gut flora.
This flora helps protect against obesity, heart attacks, diabetes and cancer.
[…And the moral of the story?
Responsibly. Drink Belgian beer responsibly.