The Health Benefits of Beer
Consumed in moderation, there are several health perks from drinking beer. Read on.
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Researchers think that a few beers a day can stave off Alzheimer’s. The Harvard School of Public Health also did a study that showed a few beers a day might reduce the risk of stroke by thinning the blood and preventing blood clots from traveling to the brain. (care2.com)
According to a 2008 article in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, moderate consumption of alcohol makes blood less sticky, and so it is less likely to clot. Alcohol can also increase good cholesterol and lower the bad, as well as lower your blood pressure. (care2.com)
Beer is a surprising source of many nutrients. One 12-ounce beer has around one gram of fiber. It is also packed with B vitamins like niacin, pantothenic acid, folate, riboflavin, and vitamins B6 and B12. It is also rich in silicon, a nutrient that is said to help strengthen bones. (care2.com)
An oversees study found just putting your meat in a marinade of beer can eliminate almost 70 percent of carcinogens. That might not transfer when drinking beer, though beer does contain loads of helpful antioxidants that can keep you healthy. (care2.com)
Beer can reduce your risk of kidney stones. The hops not only help slow the release of calcium from the bones — too much calcium can cause kidney stones — but beer also has a high water content, which helps clear out those kidneys. (care2.com)