Yes, drink up your beer because its healthy. Beer drinking can be heal


Yes, drink up your beer because its healthy. Beer drinking can be healthy as long as you don’t drink too much i.e; drink in moderation to reap all the health benefits from it. What i mean by moderation? well for women, its up-to one drink per day and for men its up-to two drinks per day.

In moderation beer has many health benefits:-

* If consumed in moderation beer reduces the risk of having strokes and heart disease by 20 % according to a research in United States.

* A flavonoid compound, Xanthohumol found in hops used in brewing beer has been identified to play a major role in chemo-prevention of cancer, including prostate cancer.

* Beer can help to reduce blood pressure and levels of insulin in the blood.

* It is also a good source of Vitamin B12 and folic acid, the deficiency of which may lead to anemia. Vitamin B12 is also essential for maintaining normal growth, good memory and concentration

* Studies have linked moderate beer consumption to lower prevalence of type 2 diabetes.

* Beer is found to be high in potassium and low in its sodium content. It is a rich source of magnesium which results in reduced risk of kidney stones. The silicon present in beer is readily absorbed by the body, explaining the protective effect of beer against osteoporosis.

* Beer consumption also boosts the level of “good cholesterol’s” by 10-20% thus reducing the risk of dementia and coronary diseases.

* Regular consumption of moderate levels of beer affects the cholesterol levels and decreases bile concentration leading to reduced risk for development of gallstones.

* Beer acts as a diuretic, increasing urination. This in turn facilitates increased removal of toxic and waste materials out of the body.

* It is a good source of soluble fibers which promotes general health apart from being good for heart as it results in cleansing of the digestive tracts.

* It increases the potency of vitamin E which is a major antioxidant in the body, apart from being vital in maintenance of healthy skin, and mitigates the aging process.

* Beer contains vitamin B6 which is needed to make hemoglobin, the red coloring in blood. This carries oxygen around the body. It also helps maintain correct blood sugar levels.

Thus to sum up intake of beer in moderation is healthy,and yes of course anything in excess is not at all good for the health.And of course these health benefits depends upon who’s drinking and how much, nevertheless it depends upon the persons health and capabilities too. And for non-drinkers, however, shouldn’t feel the need to start drinking to improve their health.

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