Home Brewer Makes Breakthrough Nutrition Discovery While Brewing Beer (and Fermenting Foods) In His Kitchen

[Chapter 2]

80% of Your Immune System Is Located In Your Digestive System

Lactobacillus and other "Friendly Bacteria" known as probiotics make up 80% of your immune system.

In other words... if you learn a thing or two about fermentation which is essentially feeding and growing "friendly gut flora" like bacteria, yeast or other cultures, then you will learn more about health and nutrition than most nutrition experts and doctors.

In fact... what makes a human healthy is really no different than what makes a plant healthy...


What do you think a plant needs in order to grow healthy?


The right amount of:

  • Water
  • Minerals
  • Temperature
  • The right pH
  • Bacteria (yeast, mold or fungus)

Are you starting to see the parallels?

If not don't worry...

... but let me make one last observation

Good Carbohydrates VS Bad Carbohydrates

Have you ever wondered what a Carbohydrate is?

Without using complicated chemistry language, simply break the word apart... Carbo - Hydrate... or

Carbon Hydrate


Hydrated Carbon


"Water Filled" Carbon

Want to know the difference between a good and a bad carbohydrate?

In my book, it simply means this...

A good carbohydrate is one filled with water

A bad carbohydrate is one that lacks water.


In brewing, it's easy to see during the process called mashing.

Basically this is where you soak grains in hot water to convert the starch into sugar, but here's what you need to know.

To make 5 gallons of beer, you need about 10 pounds of grain and about 10 gallons of water.

During the mashing process you lose about a third of that water through grain absorption.

Grain absorption being the bad carbohydrates need to get filled with water.

If you think about it... whenever you eat bad carbohydrates, your body needs to process it by taking water from your body, which in turn dehydrates you.

Bad food allows "bad" gut flora to grow!

This is where bad stuff begins to happen to your body... feeling sluggish? low energy? like you are aging faster?

... well, you've found the culprit... food.

Since I'm not a doctor, I can only share this as information for entertainment purposes only.

I didn't have a lab to do research so I am the research lab... I am the Beer Diet Project.

And I am not here to tell you what to do.

I'm sharing my experiences, thoughts and findings... feel free to follow along...


- "Beer" Jorge