Advantages of Drinking Beer

For years, people always praised drinking wine for being able to provide health benefits. It was not until recently that beer came in the limelight as a health-giving beverage. Being the third most popular drink in the world after water and tea, beers are also one of the oldest alcoholic drinks that are still in production to this date. For those of you who are beer drinkers, fret not as drinking beer in moderation has been proven to have the same health benefits as wine. There are several reasons why beer still remains such a popular beverage. Chilling with a bunch of friends with a beer in hand is considered by many a good way to relax and unwind after a long day’s work. Brewed with only four ingredients namely water, barley, yeast and hops, the production of beer is quite simple. The variations in beers depend on how much of each ingredient is used as well as the brewing procedure. Some beers are fermented for a shorter period as compared to others.
In contrast to its tarnished reputation of being able to cause intoxication, a person who drinks beer in moderation can actually acquire more health benefits than damages. One obvious advantage that we all know is that beer helps to reduce stress very well. Getting a couple of beers at the local bar after work with a few buddies can help you to take your mind off all the stressful tasks that you have to do. Beer can also be good for your heart. This was proven through a study conducted on a group of elderly who drank at least one-and-a-half portions of beer a day from 1982 – 1996. They had a 20 to 50 percent lesser chance of having heart failure as compared to those who did not drink. Beer also has the capability to improve blood circulation. High-density lipoprotein, also known as the “good” cholesterol in your body, is also found to have an increase. It is basically a kind of a blood fat that reduces the risk of blood clots. Fibrinogen levels, a protein that is thought to cause strokes, are also decreased with consumption of beer.
If you are the kind who has a hard time falling asleep, drinking one portion of beer can help you fall asleep more easily. It contains nicotinic and lactoflavin that help to promote sleep. A study that was conducted at Harvard University in Cambridge revealed that if beer is consumed in moderation, it could help to preserve the mental capacities in older women. Drinking beer can also increase the amount of vitamin B6 in your body at twice the rate at which gin and wine can. Vitamin B6 aids in the prevention of hearts diseases.
If beer is consumed moderately, it can prove to be very beneficial to our health. Drinking beer can be used as a socializing tool at bars and clubs or a way to relax and get away from the daily hustle and bustle of life. Now you can enjoy your beer without having to worry about your health. But remember, drink moderately.

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