Two beer loving food scientists got tired of hearing about how good wine is and how many health benefits people reap from drinking it and so they decided to set out to prove that beer is just as good for us as wine.

According to the Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, Charles Bamforth and Troy Casey centered their research around the health benefits of silicon. Silicon helps build bones and connective tissues and believe it or not, the two men discovered that the average pint of beer contains about 15 milligrams of silicon.

While there's no official daily recommendation for how much silicon a person should try to consume on an average day, experts learn toward 20 and 50 milligrams a day. You know what that means, right? Drinking two or three pints of beer each day could be good for your bone health!

If you really want to increase your chances of strengthening your bones, reach for a barley-based beer because it's got more silicon than a wheat-based beer. But wait, there's more! India pale ales or any other highly "hopped" beers actually have the highest silicon content.

Speaking of beer, we'd like to invite you to join us at Binghamton on Tap which will take place on Saturday, February 24th. This craft beer festival will feature both food and drink, as well as music and fun activities.