Here in Wisconsin, there are a few things we hold dear. The Packers, cheese, and beer. While none of these need defending, you may be excited to hear at least one of them can offer some great health benefits. Beer! If could be saving your life.
Drinking a moderate amount of beer has been found to lower the risk of disease, much like wine has been found to do. Beer can also reduce the rick of heart attack and cardiovascular disease.
Cholesterol isn't always a bad thing. Beer has been found to increase one's levels of HDL, the good cholesterol that prevent clogged arteries.
Beer can reduce the risk of stroke by preventing blood clots.
Preliminary research found that a compound found in hops, a main ingredient in many beers, many help inhibit enzymes that trigger cancer.
Beer drinkers have 30 percent more vitamin B6 than non-beer drinkers. B6 is essential for brain function, energy, and fighting disease.
Older individuals who regularly drink beer have been found to have higher bone density.
One beer a day can prevent cognitive deterioration in older women by 20 percent.
Beer has plenty of antioxidants that can reverse cell damage.
These findings are based on one serving a day for women, and two for men. Obviously, over consumption has its own problems. But by being responsible, you can enjoy some delicious beer without guilt!