Secrets of Beer
Forget about the old adage an apple a day keeps the doctor away, what about drinking a glass of beer a day? According to historians, beer was purported to treat over 100 illnesses in Egypt around 1600 BC, and even more amazing is that beer has been heralded as one of the most popular of all beverages, next to tea, enjoyed by the masses in all its forms. If you really want to give those taste buds a kick the next time you order a pint ask for it to be poured with a more generous head on, and sip through it. Experts validate that the bitterness of the hops, and consequently the true beer flavour is most concentrated in the foam of the head.
However, this isn't an article hearkening the delights of drinking beer, rather to extol its various other inherent virtues, many of which people may be unfamiliar with. For example, can you imagine bathing in a bath of beer, or washing your hair with it? What about soaking those tired feet in a bowl after a busy day at work, or using a half empty can to buff up some tired looking furniture! Who said beer was only for drinking?
Back in the day, hairdressers would often apply stale beer as a setting lotion to give hairstyles a nice crisp hold that would last several days. But you don't have to wait until beer has gone flat to use in your hair routine. It actually makes a perfect shampoo, leaving the hair glistening with more body and bounce.