There are many things that come and go, but one age-old question has remained on the lips of men over years and generations – beer drinking is it good for health? The answer is yes, but only if it is done in moderation. Science has shown that responsible consumption of beer has many surprising benefits to body, so ordering a glass of cold lager on a hot afternoon is not exactly a bad idea.
Here are 4 nutritious reasons why beer is good for your health.
It is all-natural
Some naysayers will claim that beer is laced with many additives and preservatives which are not good for your health. The truth is, however, that beer is a completely natural drink just as passion juice or milk (and sometimes even more so – indeed many of those “natural” and “heath” drinks are not natural and neither are they healthy).
The extent of processing when it comes to beer is only cooking and fermenting, after which it is filtered and packed.
Beer improves your cholesterol
Beer has zero cholesterol, and on top of that, it helps your body to maintain healthy cholesterol ratios. There is both and good and bad cholesterol. The good type strengthens the walls of your veins while the bad cholesterol builds up like sludge and sediment, obstructing the smooth flow of blood through your vessels. Beer helps to flush out the bad cholesterol from the body and keeps the good cholesterol levels up.
Beer prevents heart attacks
Sounds too good to be true? Beer is actually good for your heart. Ask yourself why the French, who are known for their love of high-fat diets, cigarettes and beer intake, have lesser cases of heart disease by as much as one-third, when compared to the rest of the world.
For many years now, red wine has been known to have antioxidants that keep heart disease at bay, and dark beer is packed with the same kind of antioxidants! One study published in the British Medical Journal in 1999 reported that moderate consumption of beer reduced chances of coronary heart disease by almost 25 percent.
Lots of vitamins
A study published by researchers in Netherlands showed that beer drinkers had 30 percent increase in Vitamin B6, and this is because beer has good vitamins which are beneficial to the body, including the reduction in the risk of heart disease. So if you want to have higher levels of B vitamins in your body, you know what to do.
The debate has been settled. In fact it was settled ages ago – is beer drinking good for your health? Certainly. But if you go overboard, you will be harming your body.