We know if you are reading this blog you are either a beer maker, beer lover, or probably both. But, did you know there are a few benefits to your passion? It turns out there are many fantastic health benefits of beer. So crack one open and read up!
6 Health Benefits Of Beer
A pint of beer a day keeps the doctor away. A 2012 study says a pint of beer may be better than a glass a glass of wine a day. Of course, the health benefits only are benefits if the beer is drunk in moderation. Let’s look at a few of these health benefits of beer:
It Prevents Cancer
Hops have something called a “flavonoid compound” also known as Xanthohumol that helps prevent cancer.
Decreases Risk Of Cardiovascular Disease
Vitamin B6 is found in beer, which helps prevents build-build up of homocysteine. Homocysteine can cause blockages in your arteries.
Boosts Good Cholesterol
There is such a thing as good cholesterol that can reduce the risk of dementia and coronary diseases. Beer has the right type that could cut your risk of suffering from both of these diseases by up to twenty percent.
Beers Is Anti-Aging
Take a drink and watch the wrinkles fade away! Well, maybe it’s not that good, but beer increases the power of vitamin E which is an antioxidant and vital to healthy skin and anti-aging.
It’s true that a beer a day could keep the eye doctor away. One beer a day increases your antioxidant level which can prevent cataracts. Just be careful, because too many beers a day and your vision will definitely become blurry!
Moderate alcohol consumption can reduce stress and anxiety, known contributors to heart disease. According to the Mayo Clinic, alcohol reduces the risk of dying of a heart attack and possibly reduces the risk of strokes. Moderate would be two pints a day for men and one for women.
So, brew your beer, enjoy a pint a day and live a happy, healthy life! Cheers!