The Unexpected Health Benefits of Beer
Grab your favorite brew and check out all the healthy things beer can do for you
From the LifeMinute.TV Team
April 7, 2021
Beer lovers rejoice, science shows that there might actually be some health benefits to having a brew. To celebrate National Beer Day, grab your favorite and see why you can feel better indulging.
Beer is superior to other alcoholic drinks
The antioxidant content from the barley and hops in beer is equivalent to wine. It's also higher in protein and vitamin B and contains iron, calcium, phosphates and even fiber.
Good for your mind and memory
Moderate alcohol consumption has been proven to increase cognitive function in middle-aged adults. Xanthohumol, a flavonoid in beer slows down the degradation process of memory.
Two glasses of beer a day can reduce work-related stress or anxiety.
Keeps teeth clean
Beer that is high in hops contains tannins that kill and stop the growth of plaque-causing bacteria.
Moderate beer drinkers have a lower chance of suffering from a heart attack, stroke or heart disease. Beer can also lower bad cholesterol. A study found that people drinking at least one beer beverage a day saw an increase in HDL cholesterol levels, the "good" cholesterol, by as much as 11%.
Builds strong bones
Beer can help reduce the risk of osteoporosis due to its high silicon content.