Health & Environment

Is Beer Bad For You? – 10 Surprising Health Benefits of Beer

Not just one more reason to drink beer, but 10.

Is Beer Bad For You? – 10 Surprising Health Benefits of Beer

Is Beer Bad For You?

To answer that question in short, yes and no. Anything can be “bad” for you in excess, which is why (most) things are required to be taken in moderation. We encourage all our readers to do their part in drinking responsibly.

 

Is Beer Good For You?

Well, we wouldn’t necessarily say beer is “good” for you– don’t replace it with your daily serving of fruits and vegetables– but it does have its health benefits. According to a study by Pennsylvania State University drinking a pint or two of beer a day, may reduce the risk of developing cardiovascular disease or suffering a stroke. The reason being that it appears to slow the decline of HDL (aka: high-density lipoprotein – the “good” cholesterol) in your body. Of the 80,000 adults who participated in the study those who drank beer MODERATELY had a higher HDL.

Based on academic studies the Telegraph has put together a list of the top 10 health benefits of beer (for full details on the studies and explanations of each one check out the full article). So without further ado the case for drinking a pint or two.

 

10 Health Benefits of Beer

 

 

Beer can reduce the possibility of kidney stones

 

Can protect you from a heart attack

 

Lowers the risk of a stroke

 

Strengthens your bones

 

Decreases the possibility of developing Diabetes

 

Reduces the risk of Alzheimer’s

 

Can cure or decrease insomnia

 

Can stop or decrease cataracts

 

Can aid in fighting/reducing risk of cancer

 

Can help in the battle of the bulge

 

Note: This article is for knowledge and entertainment purposes only and in no way should replace sound medical advice from a medical professional.

 

Now that you’ve acquired 10 reasons to drink beer, check out some more articles about beer:

Beer Yoga: The Latest Craze

I Tried Beer Yoga

There’s a New Best Beer in America

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