Since childhood, every one of us has heard the saying:
“An apple a day keeps the doctor away”
Well, as it turns out, the same might actually be true for beer too! We aren’t kidding! There are actual health benefits of beer. From treating arthritis to taking care of insomnia and even adding years to your life, beer can give wine a tough competition!
Therefore, if you love beer and all the sports related to beer (beer pong, wet top…oh yeah!) and if you are over the legal drinking age in your country, then we are going to give you reasons to revel! You are now going to thank beer for more than just helping you meet your girlfriend and the most epic stories of your life.
5 Health benefits of beer you never knew are:
1. Reduces Stress:
One of the health benefits of beer is that heart attacks and stress can be kept at bay with one beer a day (Hey! That rhymed) Consumption of moderate amount of alcohol reduces anxiety and stress, which are major causes of heart diseases. Your chances of dying because of a heart attack or stroke are reduced to a great extent. When we say moderate consumption, we mean two drinks for guys and one drink for the girls.
2. Decreases workout recovery time:
Guess Gatorade will have to shut down their factory. According to a recent study at Granada University, Spain, beer helps you recover from the exhaustion of exercising faster than water! We know this is CRAZY! But hey, science said so, it has to be true! How is this for health benefits of beer! If you used to head up for a drink after the gym, you have actually been practicing a healthy habit. However, don’t believe us, our writer is drunk as he is writing this article. You should still carry your H2O and proteins for recovery.
3. Beer gives you healthier kidneys:
Another one of the health benefits of beer is that the risk of developing kidney stones in men is decreased by a whopping 40% because of beer. The high content of water in beer might be the reason that facilitates the functioning of both the kidneys. Dehydration is the root cause of kidney stones. Beer, being a diuretic, decreases that as it bolsters urine production. Thus it helps in flushing out the kidney and the bladder and keeps them functioning well.
4. Silicon Rush:
The Spanish seem to be really looking for more and more reasons to drink beer. According to a study conducted at the University of Alcala, Spain, two bottles of beer a day could help you prevent Alzheimer’s disease. High intake of silicon limits and aluminium absorption in the brain might be the reason that beer decreases your chances of getting this dreadful disease.
5. Drink your way to a better vision:
Health benefits of beer also include better vision. Drinking one bottle a day might actually keep the eye doctor away. Researchers in Canada reported that one beer a day, preferably a stout or lager, improves antioxidant activity which prevents cataract from developing in our eyes. Something we hate to mention here, though: The effect was found to be exact opposite if the participants of the study had more than 3 drinks in a day (Noooooo!!!!!!!).
A few beer drops can help you tame those hairs when they go wild. You can make your eyebrows well-shaped by a ginger slick of beer on your eyebrows or scalp. Mixing a few drops (3-4) of beer with shampoo is sure to give you hair as shiny as a disco ball!
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Those who don’t drink please don’t start drinking beer after reading this article on the health benefits of beer.
As Russell Crowe once famously said, “I have respect for beer.” After we came to know about these facts, so do we!