Beer Lovers Rejoice. Shocking Research Shows the Amazing Health Benefits of Beer

  • By healthyfoodguide24h
  • August 2, 2015
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There are very few things in life that can actually help you live longer. Sure, vitamins, a healthy diet and exercise are all great starts, but there may be one other surprising component to consider adding to your diet and regime.

What if I told you that drinking alcohol may help us live longer, healthier lives?

Bet you probably think that I’m talking about red wine.

Guess again. I’m actually referring to beer.

 

Science, yes science, has shown us on multiple occasions that beer has just as many, if not more, healthy benefits for our bodies than wine.

First and foremost, did you know that there are a ton of heart-healthy benefits found in beer?

 

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  • KEEP YOUR TICKER TICKING

Wine usually gets all the credit as the booze that helps cut back your cardiovascular disease risk, but beer may be just as heart-healthy of a beverage.

Italian researchers found that moderate beer drinkers had a 42 percent lower risk of heart disease compared to non-drinkers. For maximum protection, keep your consumption to one pint—at around 5 percent alcohol by volume—a day, the researchers say.

 

  • THINK LIKE A GENIUS.

Knocking back a beer or two won’t make you smarter, but it could boost your creativity, according to a study in the journal Consciousness and Cognition.

When 40 men watched a movie while completing verbal puzzles, beer-buzzed guys with a blood alcohol content of .075 solved the problems a few seconds faster than their sober counterparts.

 

  • PREVENT TYPE 2 DIABETES.

Dutch researchers analyzed 38,000 male health professionals and found that when men who weren’t big boozers began drinking moderately over 4 years, they were significantly less likely to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.

Increased alcohol consumption over time didn’t lower the risk in men who already had a couple drinks a day, so moderation is the key word here. Stick to a beer or two at happy hour tonight.

 

  • RECOVER FASTER.

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

 

  •  LOWER YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE

High blood pressure can be responsible for a range of health problems, but beer can lower your risk for hypertension, research suggests.

In one study, Harvard researchers found that moderate beer drinkers are less likely to develop high BP than those who sip wine or cocktails

 

  •   PREVENT A FRACTURE

Nasty breaks from drunken debauchery aside, a couple beers a day could actually strengthen your bones, according to a study at Tufts University.

Guys who stuck to one or two brews had up to 4.5 percent greater bone density than non-drinkers—but more than two beers was associated with up to 5.2 percent lower density, according to the study.

 

  •  INCREASE YOUR VITAMIN B

Beer can increase your vitamin B levels Beer contains several B vitamins (B1, B2, B6 and B12). A Dutch study found that beer drinkers had 30 percent higher levels of vitamin B6 than their non-drinking counterparts, and levels that were twice as high as those of wine drinkers. Beer is also a generous source of vitamin B12, an anti-anaemic factor not found in many foods.

 

  • IT CAN HELP MINIMIZE RISK OF CANCER

Beer contains an important antioxidant known “as xanthohumol. Xanthohumol is known to have powerful anti-cancer properties that help fend off cancer-causing enzymes in the body. Specifically, moderate beer consumption helps prevent a certain chemical reaction that can lead to prostate cancer in men. Beer has also been shown to reduce the chances of getting breast cancer in women”.

Remember the key to reaping these amazing health benefits of beer is moderate consumption. Overindulgence in beer and other alcoholic drinks can be disastrous to your health.

 

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