September 28, 2018

Health Benefits of Drinking Beer

Beer

​Sometimes I really like my job as a health blogger that shares FACTS about what we put into our bodies.  Today, I could not be happier to present my case on the benefits of drinking beer.

The Known Health Benefits of Drinking Beers

​Let’s be real, this is all talking about drinking beer in moderation. I’m all for the odd binge, but nobody, and I mean NOBODY, in the health world that considers themselves a professional will tell you that binge drinking beer is a solid idea.  So, when you drink beer, keep that in mind.  In moderation, there are about fifteen reasons that you can pat yourself on the back for having a few cold ones.

Heart Health

​You could quite possibly reduce the risk of coronary heart disease by drinking beer.  It will thin your blood and therefore, clotting may be prevented. As a blood clot survivor, I can tell you, you do not want a blood clot.

Weight Loss

​I scoffed at this, and read the entry I found on ​this page three times.  Turns out, beer has xanthohumol, which can reduce weight and cholesterol levels.​

Cholesterol Reduction

​Like I said above, it can lower cholesterol.  Another reason is that it has the ability to boost lipoprotein levels.  As a bonus, you’ll get fiber, which is also a great reducer of cholesterol levels.

Bowel Movement

​Once again, you are getting fiber with beer.  To the tune of about 20% of your daily recommended dosage!

Minimizes Risk of Cancer

​Xanthohumol, as I mentioned earlier, in found in beer.  What I didn’t mention earlier is that it can contribute to the prevention of cancer.

Mental Health

​This one takes the cake for me and solidifies my attendance at Happy Hour today. Beer has the ability to protect against neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.  We all know how debilitating those diseases are.  You’ll also benefit from an increased amount of dopamine, which can make you feel more relaxed.

Minimizes the Risk of Diabetes

​That is never a bad thing!

Reduces Risk of Kidney Stones

​​It’s made up mostly of water, which can prevent kidney stones. I’ve never had any stones. Just sayin’.

Boosts Vitamin B Levels

​And we all know that boosting any level of vitamins is good.  B6 prevents the risk of heart disease.  #Boom

Cures Insomnia

​Lactoflavin found in beer can help you sleep better!

Skin and Hair Benefits 

​Vitamins in beer can prevent acne.  And let’s be real, who likes acne?

Delays the Aging Process

​​Levels of vitamin E shoot up when you drink beer, and this is a great help to your skin care routine, which will essentially make you look younger.

Flushes out the Body

With it’s diuretic properties beer will make you urinate more, and this gets rid of toxins in the body. It may sound like an oxymoron to put toxins in to get toxins out, but these are facts!

These benefits of drinking beer aren’t going to make me switch from vodka and tequila to beer, but it will solidify my position at the bar during happy hour tonight!

As the Germans would say, “PROST!”

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T.J. LaPanta is a Florida based aspiring comedian and health nut.
When he's not trying to hack his way through a post-graduate degree, he's slaving away in the kitchen, working out, or trying to score a date.

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