One theory is that the silicon content in beer is thought to protect the brain from high amounts of aluminum in the body.
And aluminum has been linked as one of the possible causes of Alzheimer’s.
Another possible hero compound in beer is xanthohumol.
Xanthohumol is the compound in hops that gives beer its bitter flavor.
And it’s a natural antioxidant.
Xanthohumol appears to protect the brain cells responsible for impulse-transmissions.