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12 Unexpected Benefits of Beer

The only thing which is more enjoyable and pleasurable than writing about drinking bear in summer is actually drinking beer in the summer, these days the hot weather in Tbilisi and perhaps lazy days near black sea demands a cold bear! 

here is the list of 12 Unexpected Benefits of Beer by life hack and live strong .

  1. Portion control

Beer is conveniently packaged in a portion-control bottle. It’s easy to limit it to one—or at least keep track of how many you’ve had.

  1. It’s rich in B vitamins

Beer is full of B vitamins from the yeast. Unfiltered beer is especially high in B3, B6 and folic acid (B9). B3 aids in cell repair and B6 eases PMS. Folic acid aids in colon cancer prevention.

  1. It’s high in fiber

Beer contains fiber, which acts as a natural laxative. It also slows the rate at which food leaves your stomach, which means it suppresses appetite. So indulge in a beer, and know you’re preventing overeating.

  1. Stress reduction

A beer a day keeps stress and heart attacks away. Moderate alcohol consumption can reduce stress and anxiety, known contributors of heart disease. According to the Mayo Clinic, alcohol reduces risk of dying of a heart attack and possibly reduces risk of strokes. “Moderate” is defined as up to 12 ounces per day for women and 24 ounces per day for men. Drink to that.

  1. Beer drinkers are at lower risk of type-2 diabetes

Multiple studies have shown that beer drinkers had an approximately 30 percent lower risk of type-2 diabetes than test subjects who abstained.

  1. Beer drinkers have a lower risk of developing gallstones

Beer drinking is associated with a reduced risk for gallstones, according to the Mayo Clinic. Gallstones are made up of cholesterol, bile and other things that cause pain in the stomach. No one wants to deal with that.

  1. It has anti-microbial properties

Hops, the bitter flowers used in brewing, are known to be antimicrobial, which could fight disease.

  1. It’s good for your muscles

Muscles benefit from a substance in hops that keeps muscle from deteriorating.

  1. It’s high in silicon

Two brewskis a day could help prevent Alzheimer’s disease, according to a2007 study at the University of Alcala in Spain. The research suggests a high intake of silicon limits aluminum absorption in the brain, which in turn could aid in the prevention of Alzheimer’s.

  1. Moderate beer consumption is good for bone density

Beer could keep bones strong. Researchers at Tufts University found a positive link between beer or wine consumption and hip-bone density. Heavy drinking, however, led to bone loss, according to the same study, so be conservative.

  1. It can reduce the risk of heart disease

Red wine is often touted as the healthiest alcohol choice, but a Kaiser Permanente study says not so fast. Incidences of heart disease for beer drinkers were lower than for wine or whiskey drinkers.

  1. It’s a social lubricant

A brew also has social benefits. A beer can loosen you up a bit for a first date, a family gathering or a networking event. Alcohol can boost courage and chattiness, according to a University of Washington study. However, some people continue to drink because of the perceived expectation that if one is good, a lot is even better. We all know more beer doesn’t make us more charming and attractive. Everyone knows how that story ends.

So, take that teetotalers! Ales and lagers are actually good for you (in moderation). Cheers!

There is always lots of worries about becoming fat with bear and got that bear belly , well according to recent research, one of the reason it makes you fat is not the bear it self , but the amount of food that you consume with it , so any alcoholic drink will make you fat if you eat food at the same time as the alcohol affects your body’s ability to metabolise calories (causing them to be stored as fat rather than glycogen in the liver), however as beer has a high associated calorific content (compared to other alcoholic drinks) it will make you fatter than other drinks. Combine with that the relationship between alcohol use and lack of exercise and you have a beer belly on it’s way. just have your exercise and enjoy your hot days in Tbilisi , drinking bear .

Chears and Gaumarjos !

By Shiva Parizad
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