Here’s to all the beer lovers out there! Today is International Beer Day and we take it on us to tell you how this liquor could actually be good for you. Raise a toast to the brewers and enjoy the day chugging on this golden beauty.
“There is nothing which has yet been contrived by man by which so much happiness is produced as by a good tavern or inn.” – Samuel Johnson
Apart from a little high and happy memories, it has some health benefits that you can look at:
Helps Control Diabetes
Drinking a pint a day can reduce the risk of diabetes, as well as cutting high blood pressure. A moderate intake, combined with exercise and a diet rich in vitamins, can help combat diabetes. Beer significantly reduces blood glucose levels, thus helping patients suffering from diabetes.
One of the best benefits is to prevent Alzheimer’s. The silicon content present 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. The Xanthohumol (Xn) which is a hop compound may help in delay or even prevent the onset of dementia and other cognitive decline.
Removes Kidney Stones
Many doctors advice drinking a pint when you have kidney stones. It helps breaking your stones, urging you to pass them along with the urinal waste. However, the consumption needs to be moderate and according to what is advised by the doctor.
Development of Strong Bones
Beer has high amounts of silicone which is related to bone health. It also has Vitamin B and bioactive Polyphenols which are linked to bone density making it stronger and less prone to fractures.
Beer Shampoo For Dandruff
This is something most of us have already heard of. Beer has high levels of yeast and Vitamin B, which makes it very effective against dandruff. Washing your hair with beer, or beer shampoo helps make your hair healthy and shiny.
Xanthohumol, found in the hops commonly used in brewing beer, is known to be a powerful antioxidant that inhibits cancer-causing enzymes. The polyphenols present are also helpful in fighting cancer.
Skin Health Benefits
Beer contains antioxidant in the form of vitamin E. Regular consumption in moderate amounts can help slow down the aging process of skin.
Says No To Bad Hangover
As compared to other hard drinks, beer wouldn’t give a bad hangover. It causes less or moderate dehydration which lessens the chances of adding a bad hangover to your sleepy morning. However, please keep water by your side at all times.
Reduces Risk of Heart Disease
Beer is rich in Vitamin B6, which helps protect against heart diseases by preventing the build-up of a compound called homocysteine. Moderate drinkers have a 20 to 40% lower risk of coronary artery disease, according to studies.
Low in Calories
Yes, you read it right. A pint of beer has approximately 208 calories, which is way less as compared to other drinks. Worried about Beer Belly? Any kind of calories can increase belly fat. If you down several in one sitting, you can end up with serious calorie overload. Not all beer drinkers have a beer belly.
Express your gratitude towards the brewers and the bartenders for serving you the magical drink. Gift a beer and enjoy this fun, “beery” summer day.
Disclaimer: Drink Responsibly.