Beer is liquid bread. It is rich in silicon that helps strengthening of bones. Beer is rich in polyphenols that can prevent heart disease.
Just the way food needs to be paired with dishes to enjoy, beer needs to be savoured with appropriate food. The body of the beer, bitterness, flavours need to enhance / complement and / or balance the food that is being served with it. A well-paired beer-food would enhance the dining experience and indeed, health!