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10 Health Benefits Of Drinking Beer

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This article is not intended to encourage drunkenness or alcohol addiction. It is meant to highlight the health benefits of drinking beer. Many dread drinking beer because of its pot-belly effect. But there are health benefits for drinking a moderate amount of beer. Here are the health benefits of drinking beer.

1.    Protection of the heart – Beer helps to protect the heart. We know you are surprised because you never knew this before now. Beer prevents cardiovascular diseases. It helps the healthiness of the heart. Drinking moderate amount of beer has been linked to preventing blood clots, lowering inflammation and thinning of the blood. All of these can cause the blockage of the coronary arteries.

2.    Increases good cholesterol – Drinking beer can increase lipoprotein in the body. Lipoprotein is an example of good cholesterol. Lipoprotein helps to reduce the amount of bad cholesterol in the body. 

3.    Strengthen the bones – Drinking moderate quantity of beer helps to prevent osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a condition where the bones become very weak. Beer contains dietary silicon that supports the bone and improves bone health. Studies have shown that moderate beer drinkers have improved bone density

4.    Helps boost nutrients – Beer contains nutrients. The nutrients in beer help to support your health. Depending on the brand of beer, bear contains whole grains like wheat, maize or barley. These ingredients contain iron, magnesium and potassium. These ingredients are also regarded as soluble fiber. All of these nutrients promote a healthy body.

5.    Helps to reduce the risk of stroke – Research has shown that blood flow improves remarkably after drinking beer. The constant flow of blood helps to thin the blood, and significantly prevent blood clotting which can block the arteries in the heart, brain and neck.

6.    Reduces the risk of diabetes – Drinking beer moderately is one way to lower the risk of diabetes. Studies have shown that middle-aged men were able to lower the risk of going down with type 2 diabetes by drinking beer, which helps to boost insulin in their body.

7.    Helps eye health – Beer, especially stouts and ales are very powerful antioxidants. Drinking stouts or ales can help in the protection of the eyes by preventing damage to the mitochondria. Mitochondrial damage is responsible for the cause of cataracts, which usually leads to blindness.

8.    Boosts mental health – It is an open secret that moderate amount of beer can improve mental health. It relieves stress. It increases the amount of dopamine in the brain. Dopamine is a chemical released by the body that makes you feel relaxed and calmer. It helps to prevent diseases like Parkinson’s that are neurodegenerative in nature.

9.    Helps to minimize the risk of cancer – Beer made with hops contain flavonoid, which is a very powerful antioxidant. Studies have shown that flavonoid can reduce the risk of cancer in men. It also helps to reduce the risk of breast cancer in women.

10.    Promotes sound sleep – Beer prevents insomnia. Insomnia means lack of sleep. Beer contains lactoflavin and nicotinic acid. These two nutrients help to promote sound sleep.

We advise you to drink moderately and responsibly. Let’s have your thoughts.


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