Despite its popularity throughout the world, there are many who still view beer as a refreshing drink and nothing more. It will probably come as a surprise to some of you to find out that beer has plenty to offer beside a slight buzz, and is in fact, one of the healthiest alcoholic beverages in the world. It is scientifically proven that drinking beer can lead to a healthier heart, digestion, and bone structure
These, actually, are just a few of the many benefits of drinking beer regularly, so if anybody ever accuses you of drinking too much beer, just tell them that you’re in fact looking out for yourself. So without further ado, here are some of the major benefits of drinking beer:
10A Healthier Heart
What’s the number one enemy of a healthy heart? Cholesterol. By drinking beer, you can lower cholesterol levels considerably, moreso than any other alcoholic beverage that isn’t a medical product. Not only that, but drinking alcohol is good for relaxing blood vessels, easing circulation throughout the body, thus helping your heart deal with stress more efficiently.
9Strengthens Your Bone Structure
A lot of people do not know this, but beer has a high concentration of silicon, which means that you are likely to help your bones regenerate with every sip you take. As a matter of fact, some doctors even ‘prescribe’ beer to postmenopausal woman in order to fortify their bone structure in such a way, and it tastes great as well. Still, like any alcoholic beverage, it should be only drank with moderation.
8Helps Your Digestion
Another beneficial component found in beer is fiber. Fiber can help you clean your colon while improving the overall quality of your digestion. Furthermore, beer isn’t just responsible for the cleansing of your colon, but for improving bowl movement as well. Then again, many experienced beer drinkers will confirm that beer does in fact, make your bowels move.
7A Good Kidney Cleanser
Beer doesn’t just clean your colon, but your kidneys as well. As a matter of fact, beer helps prevent kidney stones. The first reason for this is the increased frequency of your urination, a fact that is very beneficial for your kidneys in the long run. The second reason why beer is good for your kidneys is the diuretic nature of all brewed beverages, beer included.
This may sound a bit odd for some of you, but beer does, in fact, reduce the risk of developing diabetes. This is because it lowers blood sugar levels within the body minutes after ingesting it. Studies show that beer drinkers are about 25% less likely to develop diabetes over time. This unfortunately, does not work if you’re already suffering from the disease. Either way, a few cold ones throughout the week wouldn’t hurt.
5Can Make You Beautiful
Every adult on this planet is aware of ‘beer goggles’, the idea that enough beer can make any person attractive. This isn’t about that. Most beers have a high protein content, some more than others. Proteins are responsible for regenerating a person’s skin and hair among other things, thus meaning that beer drinkers are more likely to have a smooth skin.
4Helps You Deal with Anxiety
We should start off by saying that all alcoholic beverages can help you with whatever anxiety issues you may have. The difference here being that beer does so in a healthy manner, providing with just one bottle, enough alcohol to ‘loosen up’ any adult of average weight. Beer also helps while performing tedious tasks for some reason. It wasn’t so long ago, actually, that professional pool players had a couple of beers before each match.
3Beer Contains Vitamins
There are plenty of people out there searching for ‘healthy drinks’ by scrutinizing the nutritional content of every beverage they can get their hands on. If you are among the people who are extra careful about the nutritional content of your drinks, you will be pleased to find out that beer contains zinc, potassium, riboflavin, and much more. Interestingly enough, beer contains more vitamins than vitamin water, let this information sink in for a while.
2Less Carbs Than Soft Drinks
Your average carb-filled soft drink is designed in such a way that it retains sweetness for a long time after breaking its seal. With beer, however, you don’t have to worry about that, as it only contains around five grams of carbs per bottle. This means that although it still contains carbohydrates, a bottle of beer contains less carbs than a bottle of soda.
1Considerable Amount of Iron
You always hear doctors telling their patients to get more iron in their diet, and what better way to do it than by drinking beer regularly? A high concentration of iron in your body helps red blood cells carry oxygen throughout your body more efficiently. This being said, there are plenty of other medical benefits for having plenty of iron in your system, so drink up.
This being said, you really should drink beer with moderation, but then again, you should drink every alcoholic beverage the same way. A couple of beers won’t necessarily hurt you, but excessive drinking definitely will.