We are all cautioned and taught that drinking alcoholic drinks or beer has bad effects on our body. But did you know that there are health benefits hiding in your pint glass?
Contrary to what you expect, drinking beer in moderation is actually good in our body. According to science, beer can bring many surprising health benefits even though it’s usually perceived as unhealthy. This might be a surprising fact but that same glass of beer could actually help you live longer.
Based on research conducted by the Pennsylvania State University, a study of 80,000 adults found a pint or two a day could help reduce the risk of having a stroke or developing cardiovascular disease.
In addition, research conducted among Chinese adults discovered that a moderate daily a*****l intake (most visible with beer) helps slow the decline of high-density lipoprotein (HDL), or “good” cholesterol, better than not drinking at all. Just put into mind that we’re talking moderate consumption here.
1. Keeps kidneys healthy
Beer is better for your kidneys and reduces the risk of developing kidney stones by 40% when not over-consumed among other beverages, according to a Finnish study. This is because beer has high water content (about 93%) that helps flush harmful toxins out of the body and keep the kidneys working properly.
2. Helps an upset stomach
It has been proven that beer actually helps with better digestion. Each glass of beer contains one gram of soluble fiber, responsible for intestinal transit and without enough fiber you can develop gastric and intestinal disorders.
3. Helps you sleep
Among beverages, beer is considered a cure for insomnia. It contains lactoflavin and nicotinic acid that promotes better sleep.
4. Lower the risk of heart attack
Beer drinkers have a 40 to 60 percent chance of suffering from a heart attack compared to non-beer drinkers. It also relieves people from stress.
5. Boosts memory
Beer drinkers are less likely to suffer from Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, according to study. Researchers at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine came to the conclusion that moderate beer drinkers were 23% less likely to develop different forms of dementia and cognitive impairment, including Alzheimer’s.