3 Good reasons to drink beer


THINK of all the reasons to enjoy a beer. There’s the obvious: after a hard days work, it tastes like the liquid equivalent of a high-five….so true!

Here are six ways beer can keep you healthy.

1. Beer can help reduce your risk of heart disease

According to Harvard University, more than 100 studies found an association between moderate drinking and a 25 to 40 percent reduced risk of heart attack or death from cardiovascular disease.

2. Beer can lower your risk of Type 2 diabetes

In a meta-analysis of 15 studies on moderate alcohol consumption and Type 2 Diabetes risk, the American Diabetes Association found a 30 percent reduced risk of Type 2 diabetes when people drank 6 to 48 grams per day compared to those that drank more or less.

It’s important to note that a standard 12-ounce beer contains about 14 grams of alcohol – so drink responsibly if you want these health benefits.

3. Beer can increase your bone density

Studies have found that beers – particularly darker, hoppier ales – have a high amount of silicon, which contributes to bone and connective-tissue health.

The Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture reports that this suggests a moderate intake helps fight osteoporosis.


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