For some people, drinking beer is associated with getting drunk and having a big fat beer belly. There are so many hazards once a person gets drunk such as getting into an accident or feeling sick. Having a beer belly is unsightly as it makes your tummy bulge which could be a problem when you wear tight-fitting clothes. When you think about these factors, then it would be hard to believe that drinking beer offers benefits for the body. You need to be reminded that getting drunk and having a beer belly is the result of excessively drinking beer.
Of course, it goes without saying, you should drink beer moderately for you to enjoy the benefits of drinking beer. According to the U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans, drinking moderately means one drink for women and two drinks for men. However, this does not mean that men and women can drink beer every day.
Drinking beer moderately has its health benefits. Aside from its nutritional value, it can also help decrease the risk of heart disease. Beer lowers the inflammation in the body and also causes the blood to be thinner thus preventing clots that can block the flow of blood to the arteries. It also reduces the risk of stroke. Beer also increases the body’s level of good cholesterol because it is high in lipoprotein. Beer can also strengthen the bones because it contains dietary silicone that increases one’s bone density. Because beer contains a lot of water, it can also help reduce the risk of having kidney stones. Studies also show that beer can lower the risk of type 2 diabetes. Beer also contains antioxidants that are good for our eyes’ health and can protect them from damage.
With all these benefits of drinking beer, it is such a pity that we cannot drink more of it every day. Well, we cannot have too much of a good thing.