Could a glass of beer a day help you live longer? Yes! Beer could safeguard your heart, boost your immunity, protect your bones, and more. Ready, set, drink up.
- Studies have shown that people with diabetes who drink moderately may be
able to reduce their risk of coronary heart disease, their biggest
killer. Research also indicates that a light drinking habit may help
protect men and women from developing Type 2 diabetes.
- Moderate drinking may help prevent the formation of blood clots
that can block arteries in the heart, neck and brain. Those blockages are a cause of the most common kind of stroke, ischemic stroke.
- Studies by both Harvard Medical School and the American Stroke Association have shown that people who drink moderate amounts of beer can cut their risk of strokes by up to a 50pc, compared to non-drinkers.
- Beer can increase your vitamin B levels. Beer contains several B vitamins (B1, B2, B6 and B12). Beer is a generous source of vitamin B12, an anti-anaemic factor not found in many foods.
- Move over, Gatorade—a heady brew could also aid in workout recovery, according to a Spanish study. Researchers asked students to exercise until their body temperature reached 104 degrees, and then had them rehydrate with beer or water.As it turns out, people who had a post-workout pint were slightly more hydrated than those who had H2O
- 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.
- Beer is a natural nightcap. Ales, stouts and lagers have been found to stimulate the production of dopamine, a compound that may be prescribed to insomnia sufferers by a doctor, in the brain.
- Beer for stronger bones! A 2009 study concluded that the elevated levels of silicon in beer can contribute to higher bone density.
- High blood pressure can be responsible for a range of health problems, but beer can lower your risk for hypertension, research suggests. Beer, like all things, is okay in moderation. It has some health benefits, but comes with a lot of calories, albeit generally not as many as soda. Having an occasional beer will not lead to any health problems as long as you do not get into the habit of 2-3 every day without breaks.