Guzzle beer because it is good for you

By:Arka Roy Chowdhury, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Jun 21, 2014

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Have you ever researched to find out if beer is good in anyway? Here are some reasons that will tell you why you should drink beer!
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    Have a Cold One

    This summer has brought us delight in the form of pretty girls in summer dresses, FIFA World Cup, lazing around and chilled beers. But isn't beer supposed to be bad for heath? Doesn't it give you a fat tummy? What about the bad stomach from excess beer the next morning? If you are hesitating from having a cold one this summer, then think again. We are here with some good news for beer guzzlers, because here are nine points that will tell you the goodness of a glass of beer.

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    Heart Healthy

    While wine steals the thunder for being the one to keep your heart healthy. But beer could just be the one for your heart! A research in Italy has found that beer drinkers have a 42 percent lower risk of heart disease compared to those who do not drink. You should keep your consumption limited to one pint a day.

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    Kicks Up Creativity

    German born American poet Charles Bukowski had a reputation for drinking beer. This point could explain why! Drinking a few beers could boost your creativity! In a study, 40 men watched a movie while completing verbal puzzles, and those who had a few beers with a blood alcohol content of .075 were found to have solved the problems a few seconds faster than those who were sober!

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    Could Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

    Dutch researchers after analysing 38,000 male health professionals found that when the men who weren't drinkers began drinking moderately over 4 years, they significantly lessened the risk of getting diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. But you must understand that increased alcohol consumption over time did not help to lower ther risk in men who were already in the habit of having a couple of drinks a day. Therefore, drink moderately, just a beer or two.

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    B Vitamins Loaded

    Ever suffered from B vitamin deficiency? This is your chance to get some back in your body! Beer, especially the unfiltered or the lightly filtered variety turns out to be quite nutritious. Beerr has high levels of B vitamins, particularly folic acid which helps to prevent heart attacks. Beer also has soluble fiber and keeps your bowel movements steady! Additionally beer has magnesium and potassium.

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    Improves Cholesterol

    Your cold glass of beer has no cholesterol, and it can in fact improve the cholesterol in your body. If you drink beer regularly or moderately you will help your HDL/LDL cholesterol ratios in a good way. The HDL is your good cholesterol, and the LDL is your bad cholesterol. Beer happens to power-flush the system and this way keeps the HDL level high.

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    You will see Clearer

    Drinking beer could be good for you as it may help in keeping your eyes healthy. A research in Canada showed that one beer daily, especially lager or a stout, could inscrease your antioxidant activity and this would stop cataracts from forming in your eyes. But, scientists have also found an opposite effect in those who had three ot more drinks a day! So be careful.

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    Prevents a Fracture

    Here is a good news for people who love to jump around or are into sports. A couple of beers could actually strengthen your bones, this is what a study had to say. Those drinking one or two brews had up to 4.5 percent greater bone density that those who did not drink. However, more than two beers were found to have up to 5.2 percent lower density, so be very careful.

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    Quench Thirst

    Imagine you are someplace away from home and you are unsure of the water, because water could be impure and dirty! So what is the next option? You drink a freshly brewed local beer! Beer is boiled in the brewing process and is kept clean afterwards right through the bottle being capped and sealed, because if it isn't, it goes bad in obvious ways that make it impossible to sell. So, beer is better than water!

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    Here is the best reason for drinkng beer. Beer is a great way to unwind and socialise with people. Imagine a world where there is no beer, you would not have ways to break the ice! This FIFA season, sit back with your friends and drink a cold one while enjoying the beautiful game.

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