Women are in the sweet spot as far as beer is concerned. According to the Natural Medicine Journal, moderate drinking (one or two beers a day) was associated with increased bone density in both men and women. However, once the number of pints increased, women who drank more than two beers a day had significantly greater bone density (5 percent–8.3 percent), than men who drank the same amount.
This is due to the high silicon content in beer. According to the Institute for Better Bone Health, silicon impacts all aspects of bone care as well as promoting healthier skin, hair, and nails. The study also found that ethanol has a direct effect of preventing bone from breaking down. As an added bonus, the chemicals in beer can also act as phytoestrogens, helping menopausal women with hot flash–like symptoms. Lastly, chemicals found in hops may lower risk of breast cancer.
No more excuses ladies. Hop into your local brewery to try one of the many great brews.
The ninth annual New Mexico Italian Film & Culture Festival is here. Join The Guild Cinema and Scalo in Nob Hill to commemorate all things Italian through food, wine, and film. Catch award-winning and highly acclaimed films playing tonight at 7 p.m., tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m., and Sunday at 3:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. As a special farewell, the “Fiesta Finale” Sunday evening includes a film and special dinner at Scalo. This event is $50.00 and each film is $10.00 at The Guild. Proceeds will benefit the UNM Children’s Hospital.
Join all the new tenants at Green Jeans Farmery for its grand opening today and tomorrow. Developer Roy Solomon is celebrating all the filled spaces at the city’s first shipping container development. From 2-9 p.m. take in live music and visit all the delectable eateries from Distillery 365, Santa Fe Brewing Co., Amore Neopolitan Pizza, Bocadillos, Epiphany Espresso, and more. This free event is taking place at Carlisle Boulevard and Interstate 40.
As part of the Music in Corrales performance series, join renowned pianist John Nakamatsu and clarinetist Jon Manasse for a night of classical and contemporary music. This duo has performed together since 2004 while also maintaining exceptional solo careers. This Saturday from 7:30-9 p.m., the duo will perform at the Historic Old San Ysidro Church. Tickets are available at Frame-n-Art in Corrales for $22. On the night of the performance tickets are $25 at the door.
What are you up to this weekend?