I have always been a fan of beers, especially ones that taste a little bit sweet and helps get rid of the strong scent of alcohol. I don’t care about getting a beer belly or what not, my belly’s already a bit big (still normal) due to eating rice on every meal, that’s just how I roll. But always, let’s talk a little bit about the benefits of beer, for a change.
Researchers have consistently said after results show that moderate, and yes, I said moderate consumption of beer can actually have a positive impact on your health, from strengthening your bones to reducing your risk of heart disease.
So, let’s go ahead and talk about some of the benefits I find to be very informative.
- Strengthening your Bones – Given that Osteoporosis is an absolute concern for most people, especially for women, yes, beer can definitely help. It’s been found that Beer contains dietary silicone, which supports both health and development, research found that most beer drinks have increased bone density and are less likely to suffer from osteoporosis.
- Boost Nutrients – People would think Beer is nothing more than Unhealthy Calories, but it’s been found that depends on the kind of beer you’re drinking, say it’s made of Whole grains like Rice or Wheat and some even with spices, that means you’re actually ingesting soluble fiber and small amounts of nutrients such as potassium (which helps with bone health and development).
- Reduces Risk of Kidney Stones – Research finds that Beer helps reduces the risk of having kidney stones by up to 40 %. Not entirely sure how they came up with this conclusion, but the only thing I can think of is because when you’re drinking beer, you’ll always have to pee to free up your bladder, which in turn cleans it up from all that’s stuck in there, avoiding illness such as UTI.
- Reduces Risk of Stroke – It is known that blood flow is improved significantly after you drink alcohol, including beer. But what people don’t know is that small amounts of alcohol have the ability to thin the blood and prevent small clots that can block arteries in the heart, neck and especially the brain, reduces the risk of having an Ischaemic stroke, which is the most common type of stroke.
- Reduces risk of Diabetes – a Harvard study found that moderately increasing alcohol consumption to boost Insulin sensitivity, which in turn reduces the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
There are so much more of these benefits which are absolutely fantastic to know about, but it is still all about moderation. You can’t enjoy the benefits of something if you’re taking it too far, so remember, moderation is key!