1. It can help reduce risk of heart diseases, shocker
A study was conducted with 200,000 subjects at Italy’s Fondazion di Ricerca e Cura found that people who drank a pint of beer daily had a 31$ reduced chance of heart diseases. It also shows it can increase risk of heart diseases if people consume in higher amounts, so stick to a pint a day. Beer produces natural antioxidants called phenols. Click the link to read more on phenols.
2. It can help lower risk of diabetes
In 2011, Havard study found of about 38,000 middle aged men who drank one to two beers daily had a 25% reduction in the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. It is known that the alcohol content in beer increases insulin sensitivity which helps prevent diabetes. Beer also can play as a good souluble fibre which can play an important role in people who are suffering from diabetes
3. It can reduce the risk of cancer
Beer contains an important antioxidant known as xanthohumol which is known to have powerful anti cancer properties that can prevent cancer-causing enzymes in the body. Moderate consumption of beer can help prevents a certain chemical reaction that can lead to prostate cancer in men. It also helps to reduce the chances of getting breast cancer in women.
4. Worried about dandruff? A beer a day can help treat dandruff
This particular health benefit of beer is attributed to its high yeast and vitamin B content levels. Just rinse your hair with a bottle of beer two to three times a week to get rid of dandruff and make your hair extra soft and shiny.
5. It actually helps to protect against Alzheimer’s disease
Researchers at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine did several studies and came to a conclusion that moderate beer drinkers were at least 23% likely to develop different forms of dementia and cognitive impairment, including Alzheimer’s. The silicon content in beer is thought to protect the brain from the harmful effects of high amounts of aluminum in the body, which are one of the possible causes of Alzheimer’s.
6. Well, it obviously helps to manage blood pressure
Well, we all tend to go crazy on the weekend to ”release our stress” by drinking and according to a Harvard study that found that women aged 25 to 40 who drank beer moderately were significantly less likely to develop high blood pressure compared to women who drank wine or other alcoholic beverages.
7. It also helps to prevent kidney stones
Kidney stones are pretty common among men. A study was conducted in Finland that moderate daily consumption of beer can reduce the risk of developing kidney stones by 40%. This is because beer is high in water content (93%) that helps flush harmful toxins out of the body an keep the kidneys working properly.
8. Reducing cholesterol levels? Really??
If you’d like an unorthodox method for cutting your cholesterol levels, indulging in moderate beer consumption may be the way to go. The barley used in brewing of beer contains a type of soluble fibre known as beta-glucans that has been shown to help in lowering cholesterol levels.
9. It actually helps strengthen your bones
One study conducted at Tufts in 2009 established that older individuals who drank one or two glasses of beer daily had higher bone density, and thus were less prone to fractures than those who did not enjoy a glass of beer or wine. But the study also found that consuming more than two drinks increased risk of bone fractures. So drink wisely. Nothing is good if you consume too much of it.
10. Surprisingly it helps to cut down risk of strokes
The American Stroke Association did a research and they found that people who drink moderate amounts of beer can cut their risk of strokes by get this a whopping 50% compared to non-drinkers. Researchers at Harvard School of Public Health also explains that with decent amounts of beer daily can help prevent blood cloth that block blood flow to the heart, neck and brain, which is a leading cause of ischemic stroke. If you drink moderately, your arteries would become flexible and blood flow improves significantly.