13 Benefits of Beer for Health, Skin & Hair
By Refadoc, Posted on : Friday, 19 June 2015 - 5:10 pm IST
Nothing sounds better on a summer evening than a cold lager waiting for you at the end of the day. Beer is a crowd pleaser, throughout different tastes and seasons and brings to you many unexpected benefits in its wake.
Though there are many health benefits of beer, a lot of health conscious people avoid the malty beverage due to it’s high calorific content. There has been a strong association between beer and beer belly, which makes people assume that beer is fattening or unhealthy for them. However, the truth is far from it. Beer is a fat free, cholesterol free as well as a low in carbohydrate drink! Made from hops, barley and wheat, Beer is known to contain different nutrients, Vitamins, Riboflavin, Niacin and Zinc. So cut down the negatives and get ready to know the many health benefits of Beer:
1) Keeps your Kidneys Healthy:
Beer is known to keep your kidneys healthy and well working. A Finnish study has concluded that beer is the only alcoholic drink which is beneficial for your kidneys. In fact, a single bottle of beer is known to reduce your risk of developing kidney stones by almost 40%.
2) Better Digestion:
Beer is also known to be great for your digestive system. Beer, especially Dark Beer is known to contain soluble fiber which plays a major role in streamlining your digestive system. A deficiency of fiber in the bloodstream can lead to gastric and intestinal disorders such as Constipation and Diarrhea.
3) Lowers the Bad Blood Cholesterol:
Beer is also known to lower the amount of bad cholesterol in your bloodstream. The fiber present in Beer is also known to reduce the levels of LDL Cholesterol, which is also commonly known as bad cholesterol.
4) Increases the levels of Vitamin B:
Beer contains different kinds of Vitamin B such as (Vitamin B1, B2, B6 and B12). A Dutch study has concluded that beer drinkers tend to have 30% higher levels of Vitamin B6 in their body as compared to non drinkers. Beer is also a generous source of Vitamin B12 which is an anti anemic factor not found in many foods.
5) Provides you with Stronger Bones:
A study conducted in 2009 was able to establish that Beer contains elevated levels of Silicone, which is known to provide you with a higher bone density.
6) Cures Insomnia:
Beer contains Lactoflavin and Nicotinic Acid which is known to promote a healthy sleeping pattern in people.
7) Reduces the risk of a heart attack:
Beer drinkers tend to have a 40-60% reduced risk of suffering from a heart attack as compared to non drinkers.
8) Prevents Blood Clots:
Beer tends to also prevent blood clots. The ingredients present in Beer are known to help prevent the formation of blood clots.
9) Boosts your Memory:
According to latest studies, it has been found that Beer drinkers are less prone at suffering from degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia as compared to non drinkers.
10) Prevents Type 2 Diabetes:
Another Dutch study has proclaimed that men who did not drink Beer occasionally were more prone at suffering from Type 2 Diabetes as compared to men who were regular drinkers. Drinking a beer or two only helps make you stronger.
11) Boosts Vision:
A beer a day has been proved to keep your eye doctor at bay! Researchers have found that one beer daily is known to increase the antioxidant activity in your eyes, which stop the formation of cataracts.
12) Reduces Stress:
A beer a day is also known to keep stress and heart attacks away. Drinking a moderate amount of alcohol is known to keep away the stress and anxiety, which are the major causes behind a heart attack. This ‘moderate’ amount per day is 12 ounces for women and 24 ounces for men.
13) Acts as a social lubricant:
Beer is known for its social benefits. It can help you to loosen up for a first meeting. It can also boost your courage and confidence. Beer does not make you more charming or attractive, but does make you confident, which is the key!
So, now you know that it is okay to have a drink or two every other day. And, you can make those who say just the opposite read this!
According to a US Research it has been found out that Beer increases the longetivity of life! That gives me one more reason to go out to a pub after work and indulge myself in a pint!
One of my friends recommended me to marinate the meat in beer next time in order to make it the best way possible. According to her, marinating meat in beer while cooking it, kills around 70% of the total carcinogens found in the meat. It also decreases the risk of neurological diseases in people. Great advise i think!
Beer is also known the calm down if you are suffering from a stomach ache?! Yes, it works just the same way that a 7up or a Sprite works... with the fizz. Its a great buffer if you suffer from stomach ache!