Now we have some proven reasons to drink some cold beer with friends while enjoying the good times. Happiness goes a long way in being healthy. When you drink beer, you feel very happy. Beer, if consumed with moderation, softens the temper, cheers the spirit and promotes health.
See more reasons to get yourself a cold beer now…
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.
BEER HELPS KEEP YOU HEALTHY
People who drink beer, spirits or wine tend to report fewer instances of ill health than those who abstain.
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.
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.
BEER HELP REDUCE RISK OF BLOOD CLOTS.
Moderate drinking may help prevent the formation of blood clots that can block arteries in the heart, neck and brain. Those blockages are a cause of the most common kind of stroke, ischemic stroke.
BEER CAN PREVENT DEMENTIA.
Drinking in moderation can actually help you stay at the top of your mental game. Adults over 65 who consume between one and six alcoholic beverages each week have a lower risk of dementia than non-drinkers and heavier drinkers.
BEER CAN REDUCE YOUR CHOLESTEROL.
A study recently found that moderate beer consumption can increase HDL, or healthy cholesterol. The American Heart Association recommends you don’t get carried away, though, and recommends no more than one to two drinks a day for men.
BEER CAN PREVENT KIDNEY STONES.
A toast to never finding out how miserable it feels to pass a kidney stone! One study found that beer intake has an inverse relationship with this painful ailment, with each bottle consumed per day estimated to reduce your risk for it by 40 percent.
BEER CAN HELP TO FIGHT CANCER.
Researchers in Germany discovered that the xanthohumol in beer hops—the same stuff that helps prevent dementia—can block excessive testosterone and thus reduce the chance of prostate cancer in men.
They’re further studying xanthohumol for potential use as a cancer-fighting drug, but in the meantime you can get your dose from a nice IPA.