There’s a pricking question in our minds when we drink: how much damage is it doing to our body? But everyone also knows that there isn’t a specific time for a cold one! Unless you drink your beer quicker than the speed of the Millennium Falcon, a beer daily could actually be doing you a huge favor.
Let’s run our minds on these cool beer facts:
Wheat beer reduces muscle inflammation
Hot damn, it is good! There’s an antioxidant called Polyphenol which is generally found in many plants and fruits, when in beer, the Polyphenol acts as an antivirus; an antivirus that helps strengthen the immune system and declines the genes that cause inflammation and stress.
Respiratory Illness? No problem!
According to a study done on marathon runners, it shows that beer drinkers are less likely to experience upper respiratory infections. Cool right?
Moderate beer drinking expands your life!
Isn’t that a bliss? A study has it, moderate beer drinkers are 19% less likely to die young. This is because of lower rates of heart diseases, diabetes and stroke.
Beer could help prevent cancer!
A flavonoid compound called Xanthohumol, found in hops, helps prevent cancer. Tests on rats wiped out some tumors and also helped to prevent abnormal cell growth. Science, pfft!
Beer helps your digestive system
Beer is a boon! It helps stimulate the gastric acid and pancreatic enzymes, and aids digestion and tummy problems. Belgian beer especially helps with gut problems.
Beer prevents kidney stones
According to the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, moderate beer drinkers are 41% less likely to get kidney stones. Drink up, otherwise that stone isn’t gonna come out kindly!
Beer lowers the risk of cardiovascular disease
Bless beer! It has Vitamin B6 which helps prevent the increase of homocysteine, which is this thing in your body that causes arteries to block. However, don’t go nuts and drink your heart out! Keep the moderation in check.