When it comes to healthy living, alcohol doesn’t have the best reputation. Though we’re a little disappointed, we can totally see why — it dehydrates you, impairs your judgement, and it can give you a nasty hang over.
Nevertheless, we believe that everyone who is able to enjoy responsibly should be able to have a few drinks without feeling so guilty, right?
Believe it or not, some would go as far to say that drinking a beer is more than harmless — some studies have shown that beer is actually good for you. Could it be true?
What would you say if we told you that having a couple of cold ones could help boost your memory? Or, what if drinking a few beers a week could give you stronger bones? There’s tons of benefits that come with drinking beer, and though you may be in disbelief — we have the facts to prove it’s all true.
Get ready to celebrate National Drink a Beer Day and head to your favorite craft brewery — we’ve compiled a couple of reasons why drinking beer is actually good for you.
A Decrease of Heart Disease
According to The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAA), studies have linked to a 20 to 40 percent decrease in coronary artery disease in moderate beer drinkers. Take this study with a grain of salt and note that we said moderate drinkers — you can raise a glass to a healthier heart, just don’t raise ten.
A Decrease in Kidney Stones
Bottomlinehealth refers to a recent study conducted about beverages of all kinds, and how drinking alcohol can reduce kidney stones. Luckily, the decrease in kidney stones among white wine and beer drinkers were at 33 and 41 percent, with beer coming out at the top of the list. We can’t guarantee that grabbing a couple of cold-ones will keep you stone-free, but we can reassure you that beer is on the list of risk reducers.