In today’s world it is uncommon to hear that beer is healthy. In the early 20th century beer was even illegal here in the U.S. However, people have been consuming beer for at least ten thousand years, so maybe it actually does have some health benefits. Doubt no more, because science has proven that beer is healthy. At least in moderation that is.
Beer may lower the risk of diabetes
I know that you know that beer is healthy. But when diabetes has become a major health concern in the U.S. you might want to grab another beer, as you will be surprised by this one. European Association for the Study of Diabetes recently announced that moderate drinkers of about 3-4 drinks a week were up to 21% less likely to develop diabetes. Ain’t this something?
Beer is healthy to your hart
There are plenty of doctors that claim wine is healthy for the hart. But the main player here is alcohol in general. According to a study presented in the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2016 moderate drinkers of about a pint a day had the best balance of “good” and “bad” cholesterols. Therefore, you just got another reason to enjoy that cold one in the evening!
It contributes to strong bone growth
Do you like broken bones? Neither do I, therefore let’s drink some beer! Studies at Tufts University have shown that people who occasionally drunk a couple of beers developed 4.5% greater bone density than those who did not drink at all. However, the same research discussed that heavy drinkers had greatly reduced bone density. So make sure to not drink too much!
This brew makes you more creative
Have you ever noticed that drunk people always come up with the most creative ideas? Let me assure you, this is not a coincidence! According to a journal’s Consciousness and Cognition, study people reached their creativity peak at 0.075% blood alcohol level. This might explain why artists tend to drink more often. Anyway, let’s toast to creativity!
Beer is healthy for your immune system
You probably noticed that homeless drunk people seem to never get sick. There may be some truth in this, as a study conducted by Oregon Health & Science University showed that a couple of drinks a day may provide a significant boost to an immune system of a monkey. Of course, monkeys are not humans, but still, if you are looking to boost your immune system, this study is a promising one!
Beer helps to prevent kidney stones
Marketers say “Soda is healthy”. But doctors reassure that the beer is healthy. There was one study conducted in 2013. in this study, doctors compared the effects of sugary sodas and beer on the development of kidney stones. Unsurprisingly, results were unanimous. Beer may reduce your chances of developing kidney stones up to a whopping 60%! Let me just get one more beer then.
Beer is healthy. But only to some extent. as you can see, on all of the studies effects of beer were positive only when consumed in moderation. Drinking too much can not only negate all the benefits but cause even more harm to your body. So stay safe and drink beer. Or two. But make sure not to get drunk and avoid hangovers. Cheers!