A cold lager is refreshing on a summer afternoon, while a hearty porter or stout will warm you up faster than cuddling by a fire on winter’s coldest nights. But beer, a crowd pleaser for all tastes and all seasons, also brings unexpected benefits.
Here Are 10 Good Reasons Why You Should Drink Beer:
- Beer for better digestion Beer, and especially dark beer, contains up to one gram of soluble fibre* in each 30 cl glass – unlike wine, which doesn’t contain any fibre at all. Fibre plays an important role in intestinal transit (a fibre deficiency can cause gastric and intestinal disorders such as constipation or diarrhoea).
- The research, conducted among Chinese adults, discovered that a moderate daily alcohol intake (most visible with beer) helps slow the decline of high-density lipoprotein (HDL), or “good” cholesterol, better than not drinking at all.
- A flavonoid compound called Xanthohumol is found in the hops commonly used in brewing beer. It has been seen to play a major role in the chemoprevention of cancer, including prostate cancer. According to Bio-medicine, it is also a good source of polyphenols, due to the grains used for fermentation. Beer has been proven effective in fighting cancer, just like red wine.
- Researchers found that having one beer per day may keep Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia at bay. The research also showed that in comparison to those who didn’t drink beer on daily basis those who did lowered their risk of mental decline by 20 percent. This may be due to silicon content in beer that protects the brain from aluminum effects which can be really harmful.
- The researchers, led by Mahesh Thakkar, Ph.D., have studied alcohol’s effects on sleep for more than five years. They found that alcohol interferes with the brain’s built-in system for regulating a person’s need for sleep.
- The study showed that people who fight their anxiety with beverages like beer raise their risk of developing a substance abuse disorder. Eventually the disorder itself can cause more anxiety.
- Studies have shown men and women, middle-aged or older who have one or two drinks per day have lower death rates from heart disease than both teetotalers and those who drink three drinks or more a day.
- A daily pint of beer or glass of wine can ward off dementia, according to a new study. Researchers found pensioners who enjoy a daily drop of their favourite alcoholic beverage have better memories than teetotallers.
- So while alcohol may help deal with stress in the short term, in the long run it can contribute to feeling of depression and anxiety and make stress harder to deal with.
- There are a lot of gluten-free products in the marketplace. Gluten-free beers are an option for those restaurants looking to capitalize on healthier trends. Making celiac victims aware of GF options on your menu ensures your restaurant can offer an attractive option for both people with celiac disease and people who choose to live gluten-free.