6 Healthy Reasons to Drink Beer Every Day
Unfortunately, the beneficial effect of beer stops after the first few items daily – for women after a beer – and more than 2-3 beers are decided unhealthily.
The content of healthy vitamins and minerals in beer is admittedly overlooked, although the B vitamins in a beer correspond to approx. Ten percent of daily needs. A beer also gives you about 3 percent of your daily requirement for folate and potassium.
However, beer contains, in particular, alcohol that is thought to make the blood less sticky and reduce the risk of elevated cholesterol and cardiovascular diseases such as stroke and heart attack.
Here are six healthy reasons to drink one to two beers daily:
1. Life Span
Researchers from Tel Aviv University’s Institute for Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology have discovered through tests of a kind of yeast that shares many significant genetic similarities with humans that caffeine shortens and alcohol prolongs telomeres like the plastic end of a leash, protecting the chromosomes from becoming dissolved.
The telomeres are shortened at each cell division and are therefore thought to be essential for aging and cancer.
Bones are constantly broken down and built up using two cell types – osteoclasts and osteoblasts. Beer contains a high content of the nutrient silicon, which is vital for osteoblasts to bind calcium to the bones.
A regular beer contains about 7 milligrams of silicon, corresponding to 22 percent of daily needs. On the other hand, a glass of wine contains only about 1 milligram.
In addition, moderate amounts of alcohol have been shown to reduce bone degradation. However, excessive amounts of alcohol have been shown to increase the risk of osteoporosis.
3. Kidney stones
A population survey of 27,000 male smokers made by the National Institutes of Health in Finland in 1998 found that beer reduced the risk of kidney stones. The more beer, the more significant the reduction.
4. Heart attack
Researchers from Brigham and Woman’s Hospital and The Harvard School of Public Health have followed 1,818 men who had survived a heart attack up to 20 years ago. Participants reported on their health every two years, and every four years, they filled out a questionnaire about their diet, including their alcohol consumption.
The 2012 survey showed that men who drank one or two glasses of beer or wine daily had a reduced risk of dying by 34 percent. In addition, the risk of dying from cardiovascular disease was 42 percent less. Participants in the study, who drank a little less than a daily drink, had a 22 percent lower risk of dying.
Moderate consumption of beer and other alcohol, according to an analysis of previous studies by Loyola University in Chicago in 2011, could reduce Alzheimer’s risk by up to 23 percent.
Studies by the Harvard School of Public Health in 1999 have shown a reduced risk of gallstones.
This and other studies show that the more alcohol you drink, the less the risk. However, they also show that the risk is reduced only if you consume daily. Weekend printing does not help.
The researchers emphasize that the reduced risk of having gallstones is outweighed by a significantly increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Every fifth woman and every 10th man gets gallstones, which can develop very painfully.
Please remember to drink responsibly! This post isn’t meant to make you sick due to the over-consumption of alcohol. PartyPingo does not encourage irresponsible drinking of any kind. Stay safe, everyone!
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