It’s time for the beer lovers to get happy and indulge themselves in guilt free glass of beer because scientists have discovered various benefits of beer. Here are some of them:
1. Beer Strengthens the Bones
Various studies have indicated that beer is known to increase silicon content in our bones. This increases the bone density by connecting the muscle and bone tissue to each other.
Especially dark beer, because it contains high levels of hop, hence more silicon. So, moderate consumption of beer can help in preventing osteoporosis.
Researchers from the Department of Food Science & Technology at the University of California, have found beer is a rich source of silicon and may help prevent osteoporosis, as dietary silicon is a key ingredient for increasing bone mineral density. – BeerBeer
2. Beer Increases Proportion of Healthy Cholesterol in Blood
Scientists have found that two glasses of beer per day increases the levels of good HDL cholesterol in the body. Read the article on making your own beer at home from NaturalHealthCareForYou.
3. Beer Improves Cardiovascular Health
According to the studies conducted in Harvard University, 100 students found that the risk of heart attack decreased from 25 to 40 percent with moderate consumption of beer.
So, shower your heart with little beer every now and then to make it healthy.'Shower' your heart with little beer every now and then to make it healthy 🙂 Click To Tweet
Further reading on this subject by Rebecca Goldin.
4. Beer Can Decrease Chances of Diabetes
A comparative study was conducted to study the effects of beer and it was found that those who drank 4 oz of beer every day had less chances of developing type 2 diabetes.Those who drank 4 oz of beer every day had less chances of developing type 2 diabetes. Click To Tweet
I’ve found a great article by Mike Hoskins called The Beer and Blood Sugar Effect, visit him to see how it’s possible to drink beer and have diabetes at the same time.
5. Beer Prevents Kidney Stones
It has been found in a study that people who drink a bottle of beer everyday have 40 percent less chances of developing kidney stones than those who don’t.
Further reading: Best And Worst Drinks For Preventing Kidney Stones
6. Beer Prevents Cancer
Scientists have found that a substance named xanthohumol in the hops decreases the intake of extra testosterone thus, preventing prostate cancer.
More info on this right here.
7. It Reduces the Risk of Dementia
Dementia is characterized by frequent forgetfulness that is very common nowadays. It might seem unbelievable at first that how beer can reduce dementia when everyone believes it to be causing it.Beer can reduce dementia when everyone believes it to be causing it. Click To Tweet
The answer is xanthohumol, same chemical mentioned above. It saves the brain from oxidation stress. See what MedicalDaily had to say about this.
8. Beer Is Rich in B Vitamins
While you may not know it but beer is actually rich in B3, B6 and folic acid preventing colon cancer, easing PMS symptoms and aiding in cell repair.
You can read more about the components of beer at BeerAndHealth.
9. It Helps You Relieve Stress
This is a very well known effect of beer. It is known to decrease levels of stress and anxiety in a person having psychological and social benefits at the same time.
10. It Has Anti-Microbial Properties
The bitter flowers used in the brewing have anti-microbial substances which help to fight disease. Too much alcohol, however, offsets these gains, so keeping your intake at responsible levels is key!Keeping your alcohol intake at responsible levels is key to a healthier lifestyle! Click To Tweet
More on its anti-microbial properties in the Handbook of Brewing.
11. It Helps Treat Dandruff
The most interesting benefit of beer is that it can aid in the treatment of dandruff due to the high content of yeast and vitamin B present in the hops. So rinse your hair with 2 to 3 bottles of beer in a week to make your hair soft and shiny.
Having said all that, Its also important to keep in mind that too much of a good thing is also bad. So, a healthy balance of Beer in your diet is crucial to achieve all these health benefits.