5 Reasons Why Beer is Good For You
You don’t need reasons to love drinking beer. It’s beer. Of course you love it. But sometimes, it can be nice to explain to those non-believers why beer is such an amazing beverage. In moderation, of course. Too much of a good thing is a bad thing, after all. Except for Clint Eastwood’s sons. Apparently, the more sons he has, the better it is for all of womankind.
This man is a paragon of manliness.
Here are some reasons as to why beer is just so good for you:
In 2011, an analysis of 16 earlier studies involving more than 200,000 people, conducted by researchers at Italy’s Fondazion di Ricerca e Cura, found that there was a 31 percent reduced risk of heart disease in people who consumed a pint of beer daily. Having said that, the risk increased in those who drank higher amounts of alcohol, beer or otherwise. A beer a day is good for you. Remember that.
With enough alcohol intake, one day our brains may even evolve into this final form!
A 2005 study tracking the health of 11,000 older women showed that those who drank about a beer a day lowered their risk of mental decline by as much as 20 percent, compared to non-drinkers. In addition, older women who downed a drink a day scored as about 18 months “younger,” on average, on tests of mental skills than the non-drinkers.
Bones of steel
This is what strong bones look like, right?
The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that beer helps to prevent a decrease in bone density. Beer is also high in flavonoids, which acts as a natural hormone replacement.
The National Osteoporosis Risk Assessment followed over 200,000 females and found that drinking alcohol decreased the incidence of osteoporosis.
Strong beer for strong bones. Again, in moderation, of course.
Obliterate kidney stones
Pictures of real kidney stones are disgusting, so here’s a picture of Stonehenge.
The Journal of Epidemiology found that there was a 40% decrease in kidney stones among beer drinkers with each bottle of beer drunk. Hate the pain of kidney stones? Drink more beer. But not too much.
The Hulkster knows that you should always eat your vitamins to look this good.
A study performed at the TNO Nutrition and Food Research Institute, discovered that beer-drinking participants had 30 percent higher levels of vitamin B6 levels in their blood compared to their non-drinking counterparts, and twice as much as wine drinkers. Beer also contains vitamin B12 and folic acid. Who needs vitamin tablets when you have beer, amirite?