I'm not 100 percent certain, but I think that I drink roughly 22 gallons of beer every week. I know that's not every day, but I think I could step up my drinking habits. There's no reason alcoholic homeless people should have a better chance at keeping their muscles than I should. This just goes to show why rednecks seem to keep all of their strength, even when they reach ages of 70 or above. Drinking every day on their front lawn while waiting for their welfare check prepares them to be impossible to deal with when they get older and develop Alzheimer's. That's what nurses want at a nursing home, an old man who can't remember his name capable of beating up everybody within a 20 foot radius.
TL;DR There is a substance in beer that can help prevent muscle tissue from deteriorating, keeping them strong into old age.
So Apparently, Beer Can Help Keep Muscle Tissue Strong in Old Age [Foodbeast]
Posted by Atkins under Health