There is no pair as perfect as beer and summer. Yes, you can drink the brew anywhere and anytime, but the combination is just as perfect as you could think of when it’s the summer months. The exciting things about beers is that there is so much that you can enjoy beyond only the seasonal pleasure of enjoying it.
The basic ingredients of beers are barley, hops, water, and yeast and of course malt. It is perhaps the oldest and most commonly consumed alcoholic beverage in the world, ranked at number three after water and tea. Beer contains ethanol, a type of alcohol, which has short and long term impacts when consumed. Beers in many places are referred to as ‘Liquid Bread’, though in not a meal in itself, as it varies in nutritional contents. The yeast used in beer making, provides rich source of nutrients, including magnesium, potassium, selenium, biotin, phosphorous, chromium and B vitamins.
Just three beers a day keeps doctors away
The golden drops have been highly misunderstood to cause fat and health problems. Studies and researches conducted on the subject has some different story to tell. Contrary to the common belief, beers have a lot of health benefits when consumed with consideration and in smaller amounts.
Moderate consumption paired with a healthy diet in summers, beers can give you amazing benefits. Along with whatever good it does to keep and make you cool, it can aid in the prevention of cardiovascular diseases, high blood pressure and diabetes.
Drink beer the healthy way in summers: – Enjoy drinking beer with benefiting from its many good effects by following certain guidelines as mentioned here:
- Always drink in moderation, between one to three units (500ml a unit) a day to the maximum.
- Drink slowly and avoid drinking all in a short span of time, as it can raise the alcohol concentration of the body at one time.
- Occasionally (once in a month or so) you could drink a unit or two more, but not exceeding maximum of five units.
- Try always to maintain a consistence intake. Spread the consumption through the week, consuming a unit or two to three maximum in a day.
- Never try to mix other drinks with beers. Beers are a complete drink in itself.
Scientifically proven reasons of drinking beer for good health
Contrary to whatever myths you have heard of and think of them, moderate consumption of beers are good for us. It is a scientifically proven fact that drinking beer has many surprising positive health benefits and off-course we are talking about consuming them in moderation.
Here are some remarkable and surprising benefits of having beer that might encourage you to have one:
- It helps against stress and anxiety: moderate consumption of beer can lead to reduced stress and anxiety levels. The alcohol in beers helps reduce the risks of heart attacks and possibly the risks of strokes also.
- Helps prevention against diabetes: people who drink beer regularly are less likely to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Here also moderation is the key, as it is only them beneficial with controlled and steady consumption.
- It makes bones stronger: the higher levels of silicon in beers builds higher bone densities and thereby making our bones stronger.
- It keeps our heart healthy: beers are as healthy a beverage as wines for hearts. Moderate beer drinkers are 42% less likely to have heart ailments as compared to non-drinkers.
- Increases longevity: though it’s not the elixir of life, it has been a studied and proven fact that people who drink moderate amount of beer are more likely to die later than who don’t drink beers.
Beers and Summers
Beside water, beer can prove as the most important beverage in summers. Chilled beers helps in keeping our core temperatures down. It also aids in the prevention of excess calcium deposit in the urinary track. It also helps in flushing out stones in kidneys by producing more urines and by widening the urinary tracks.
The water contents of the beer helps keeping hydrated as we lose lots of water from our body in summers through sweat and heat. The goodness of beers helps you keep refreshed and recharged.