Drinking Beer, Good or Bad for Health?

Beer is often called a drink that is beneficial to health. No doubt, beer is so popular for people.

Quoted from the Hefty page, Saturday (3/6/2017) released six health benefits of beer, such as:

  1. Increase bone density

Various studies have shown that beer has a high silicon content. It helps connect muscles and bone tissue to increase bone density.

  1. Reduce the risk of heart attack

According to Harvard University, more than 100 studies have found an association between beer consumption and low risk of heart attack by 25 to 40 percent.

  1. Lower your cholesterol levels

Scientists have found that beer consumption contributes to the increase of healthy HDL cholesterol in the body. Two beers a day can have a positive effect on cholesterol levels.

  1. Beer lowers diabetes risk

In a comparative study, alcohol consumption was associated with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes. American researchers found that those who drank one glass a day had a lower risk of diabetes.

  1. Prevent kidney stones

The study found that the risk of kidney stones drops to 40 percent when you drink a bottle of beer a day.

  1. Prevent dementia

Of course, it sounds weird. But xanthohumol in beer can help prevent oxidative stress. This is one of the factors driving dementia in old age.

However, since beer is a fermented drink, excessive consumption and in the long run can cause health problems, such as liver damage.

As Livestrong loads, alcohol consumption is a major cause of liver cancer, notes the National Cancer Institute. Alcohol can also cause DNA damage through oxidation and by inhibiting the body’s ability to absorb nutrients.

But a number of studies concluded, eating beer between one and two small glasses per day for one to two days per week is not seen the impact on health.

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