A nice, cold, refreshing beer… is there anything more satisfying? Aside from being the best treat or way to unwind after a long day, or at your favorite pub, there are more benefits that you may not have even considered. If you think beer and ale are just guilty indulgences, here are some of the finer qualities of beer that will make you feel a lot less guilty next time you stop in for some classic pub fare.
It Can Benefit Your Bones
Most beers contain silicon, which boosts bone health. Women will especially benefit from this, as women are more likely than men to suffer the effects of the loss of bone density. Studies have shown that women who consumed a moderate amount of beer had better bone density than women who didn’t.
A Beer a Day Keeps Kidney Stones Away?
Beer can helps keep your kidneys healthy! According to one 2013 study, beer can helps reduce your risk of developing kidney stones.
Beer Helps Reduce Your Risk of Heart Disease
Heart disease is a big problem for many Americans, and a leading killer of women, but did you know that the incidence of heart disease is lower for those who consume some (but not too much) alcohol? For men, that means no more than two drinks, and for women, that means no more than one a day.
Hops Helps With a Diabetes, Cholesterol, and More
If you’re a fan of IPAs, drink up! That crucial ingredient prevalent in IPAs (hops) is key in treating diseases and ailments such as diabetes, arthritis, and insomnia; furthermore, it may help lower cholesterol and boost your immune system! Talk about benefits! Drinking beer (especially those types with more hops) can help reduce your lifetime risk for developing Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and other degenerative brain conditions. Furthermore, drinking beer can help unlock your creativity, making it easier for you to think, produce, and partake more completely in creative endeavors.
Beer Hydrates Your Body
Did you know that the carbonation in beer allows your body to more quickly and easily soak up the water in it? That means that contrary to what you’ve been told, beer may hydrate you better than plain old water. So if your favorite place to meet after a refreshing walk, run, bike, or hike is Easy Monkey Taphouse, you can rest easy and feel good about cooling off and relaxing with your favorite beer, knowing that it will hydrate you well.
It Increases Blood Flow to Your Brain
Finally, beer allows you to relax. After a long day, drinking a beer opens your blood vessels, which lets more blood flow all over your body, but it has a marked positive impact on your brain. As long as you don’t consume too much too frequently, you’ll be able to experience the benefits of this wonderful beverage.
The next time you have a beer (or get a growler to take home), remember that it’s not just a delicious way to relax and unwind from work, stress, and physical activity – there are many mental and physical health benefits with responsible consumption, so cheers to your overall health.