All the times you were held culpable for drinking a beer or two, it probably got to you. However, in an interesting turn of events, whatever you have been made to believe about beer not being good for your health has been discarded thanks to Science. As it appears, Beer is in fact good for your health. On that note, we’d like to tell all those who thought otherwise, to grab a mug of beer right away. Now we aren’t talking about a pitcher or two, as is applicable to most things in life, moderation is key. If you actually want to reap the remarkable benefits of beer, stick to a beer or too and you’d be surprised at all the advantages a can of beer can pack in it.
- Beer keeps your kidneys healthy
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A recent study singles out beer among other alcoholic beverages, finding it’s better for your kidneys. In fact, each bottle of beer you drink reduces the risk of developing kidney stones by 40%.
2. Beer contributes towards a better digestion
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Dark beer, contains up to one gram of soluble fibre unlike wine, which doesn’t contain any fibre at all. Fibre plays an important role in intestinal transit (a fibre deficiency can cause gastric and intestinal disorders such as constipation or diarrhoea).
3. Beer helps lower your bad cholesterol
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The fibre in beer can also help reduce your levels of LDL cholesterol or the “bad” type of cholesterol.
4. Beer can increase your Vitamin B levels
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Beer contains several B Vitamins (B1, B2, B6 and B12) and as a study revealed, beer drinkers had 30 percent higher levels of Vitamin B6 than their non-drinking counterparts, and levels that were twice as high as those of wine drinkers. Beer is also a generous source of Vitamin B12, an anti-anaemic factor not found in many foods.
5. Beer for stronger bones
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A 2009 study concluded that the elevated levels of silicon in beer can contribute to higher bone density.
6. Beer cures insomnia
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Lactoflavin and nicotinic acid, which are both present in beer and can promote sleep.
7. Beer reduces your risk of a heart attack
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Beer drinkers have a 40 to 60 per cent reduced risk of suffering a heart attack compared with non-beer drinkers.
8. Beer helps prevent blood clots
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The ingredients in beer help prevent blood clots from forming.
9. Beer boosts your memory
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According to studies, beer drinkers are less likely to suffer from Alzheimer’s disease and dementia than non-beer drinkers.
10. Beer helps combat stress
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Researchers at the University of Montreal found that two glasses of beer a day can reduce work-related stress or anxiety
11. Beer makes skin more beautiful
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Good news for women! Certain vitamins in beer can regenerate the skin and have a positive impact on pigmentation. Your skin becomes smooth and supple.
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