Wait, Beer is Actually Good for You?!

20/12/2021 Off By Tanya Ptyshkina

The good news is everybody — but specifically beer lovers — needs to hear right now, beer might actually have good health benefits for you!

As one of the longest existing alcoholic beverages around, beer is still being enjoyed by millions of individuals worldwide. Popular for its intriguing flavours and inebriating effects, reasonable beer drinking is now known to have some benefits for your health.

Recent health studies have found that the risk of heart disease is reduced by 25% in those that consume anywhere from half a drink to two drinks daily when compares to those that refrain from drinking alcohol.

This may be enough for some of you to hear and run to the nearest brewery, but others may be wondering why is this the case for beer and heart disease? The reason is that beer is rich in polyphenols! For those wondering what these are, polyphenols are compounds found naturally in plants that offer health benefits including digestive health, brain health, heart health, type 2 diabetes, and some cancers.


 

So what other ingredients and fun benefits do craft beer have to offer?

Well if you’re a male, you and your bones are in luck. The silicon in craft beer is beneficial for your bones and has shown it can increase bone density. Silicon has also been known to prevent Alzheimer’s and dementia.

It’s shown that beer also has the ability to clean your teeth by preventing the formation and growth of bacteria on the teeth by blocking communication pathways between them. Last but not least, beer can reduce the likelihood of getting kidney stones; HOWEVER, excessive drinking will have the exact opposite effect, so once again moderation is key!

Of course, excessive alcohol consumption can drastically affect your overall health in a negative way.

 

What constitutes excessive consumption compared to the acceptable amount?

The recommended proportion of beer to be considered beneficial and not excessive would be about 1 to 2 pints per day, 3 to 4 days per week. These numbers are an average and will vary based on the consumer’s gender, weight, and the current state of their health.

All in all, remember to drink your beer in moderation, and get your butt down to the nearest brewery, I mean because it’s for your health, ya know!

Cheers to good health!