Are you a beer lover? If so, then you may want to steel yourself for a celebration, thanks to some fascinating discoveries by researchers that the drink does not only soothe your body and mind; it carries some health benefits with it. So, what are these benefits? Well, some people say that beer drinkers live longer than non-drinkers. This could be true if the study done at the University of Iowa is anything to go by. More benefits? Continue reading.
Keeps heart disease at bay: Who does not fear heart disease? We all shiver when it is mentioned. Thankfully, a study done at the NIAAA (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism) proved that consuming beer in moderation helps in fighting bad cholesterol (LDL), which is a risk factor for coronary artery disease.
Prevents kidney stones: Unlike other alcoholic drinks, beer improves your body hydration, which is the enemy of kidney stones. A study published in the Journal of Epidemiology attests to this claim.
Improved vitamin intake: Beer contains vitamin B6, which helps in combating heart disease. Being an antioxidant, vitamin B6’s ability to help prevent heart disease cannot be doubted.