Looking for a valid reason to drink beer? Look no further – the good news is, drinking beer (in moderation) is actually good for your health. Here are reasons why.
1. It reduces the risk of kidney stones
According to researchers, drinking a bottle of beer a day reduced the risk of forming kidney stones by up to 40 percent. The beer’s water and alcohol content increases urine flow and dilutes it, so kidney stones aren’t likely to form.
2. It strengthens the bones
Beer’s ethanol content prevents bone tissue breakdown while its high silicon content increases bone mineral density.
3. It lowers the chances of diabetes
Beer is a good source of soluble fiber, which helps control blood sugar levels. Studies indicate that drinking one to two bottles of beer a day reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes by up to 25 percent.
4. It’s good for your heart and the brain
No, beer won’t make you forget a recent breakup or rejection, but it will help stop fatty substances from building up on artery walls, reducing the risks of heart disease.
Plus, your arteries become flexible when you drink beer – blood flows more efficiently to and from your brain, lowering the chances of stroke.
5. It replenishes lost nutrients
Having an ice cold bottle of beer after a long ride or a long run is not only refreshing. It helps replenish the sugar and salt you’ve lost from sweating. Beer is also a good source of potassium and B vitamins which helps maintain energy and build muscles.
6. Beer increases confidence
It has been observed that after a few bottles of beer, people tend to sing like a rockstar at videoke sessions, are able to dance the running man, and can even express feelings they’ve kept for so long – we don’t need studies to prove that.
7. For the Ladies, it can help manage menopause symptoms
Hops flowers are found in dietary supplements designed to help treat post-menopausal symptoms and other conditions. It’s also a key beer ingredient!
But remember, drink in moderation! Inuman na!