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10 benefits of beer

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Historically it has been known that wine provides many nutrients and health benefits. But now it has a direct competitor, the beer, which now stands as another drink with several advantages for the body in general. Today, we show you these 10.

  1. Good for the heart. A number of studies have established that the consumption of beer, always moderate, reduces cardiovascular disease by 30%.
  2. Against arthritis. Studies performed with beer suggest that women who drank moderate levels of beer were 22% less likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis.
  3. Brain stimulator. It is good to stimulate the brain, so a beer per day helps reducing the appearance of some memory-related brain diseases.
  4. Rich in potassium. Beer is rich in potassium, a fact that offers a good diuretic effect.
  5. Decreases pressure. If you drink beer moderately, there is less chance of having high blood pressure in the long run.
  6. Vitamin B. It brings large doses of vitamin B. This is good for some issues, such as regeneration of cells.
  7. Good for the bones. Other minerals found in beer, such as magnesium or phosphorus help prevent bone-related diseases.
  8. Antioxidant. It provides natural antioxidants, so beer is good for delaying skin aging.
  9. It’s not fattening. Contrary to common belief, beer -always consumed in moderation- is not related to weight gain, as shown by a study from the University of London with nearly 2,000 beer drinkers.
  10. Very hydrating. It brings a lot more hydration than other types of soft drinks. And it contains much less sugar.

So, you know, drink beer, but always in moderation! Today we recommend a french and a italian beer:

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Biere Du Demon

 

 

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Peroni Nastro Azzurro

A glass of wine a day and health

VinoDrinking red wine every day during meals is considered normal in a lot of countries but in certain cultures this habit could seem slightly odd. In most of Europe and America it would not surprise anybody, infact, drinking a glass of wine every day is the most normal thing in the world. However the point we are going to focus on is not cultural nor social, least of all is it about wine qualities and the pleasure that it implies.

Research studies from around the world concluded that a daily and moderate consumption of red wine extends life expectancy by about 36% more than in people who are not used to drinking it; it means that people drinking small daily doses of wine (one glass) live approximately 3.8 years longer than the ones who don?t drink it.

Additionally the people drinking a daily glass of red wine have 34% lower risk of heart diseases, a health problem which increases death rate in people with advanced age.

More benefits of red wine

Besides letting us ?live longer?, wine has other properties that could be compared to medicine. As everybody knows, red wine significantly helps the circulatory system. But than?s nota ll wine is for: Doctor Janet L. Stanford said that men drinking 4 or 5 glasses of red wine per week have 50% lower risk of prostate cancer, and stated that wine is a powerful antioxidant, a good anti-inflammatory agent and is also really helpful in eliminating carcinogenic cells.

?According to these studies, white wine, beer and other spirits don?t have the same preventive value as red wine.?

Another miraculous power of wine is its ability to aid in losing weight, because the liver processes red wine calories in a particular way: it converts them in energy and not in fat.

It?d be hazardous to reccomend alcohol for medical purposes, but it?s clear that wine has a lot of good qualities if you drink it moderately because, whatever wine or alcohol is, its consumption must always come along with common sense and moderation.

This information came from the Department of Public Health of Wageningen?s University (Holland).