Just How Healthy is that Brew?

Just How Healthy is that Brew

The beer or “brew” has been around for quite some time. I cannot say that it had humble beginnings because the earliest records have shown that this brew is used in rituals and now it has become a household name, a common yet popular household item. Brewing is now a global multi-million dollar industry and it shows no signs of abating. Beer is the product of fermentation from grain, and to put that into perspective, wine is fermented from fruit. Beer can be had almost anywhere, and readily available. In the US, New York is consuming the most beer, while beer delivery that serves London is also in full swing. These two famous cities, however, are not at the top of the heaviest drinkers of beers in the world. That goes to Prague in the Czech Republic. Statistics aside, there are serious health benefits for beer drinkers when taken in moderation.

How much is Moderate?

 When we say in moderation, based on multiple sources, we mean about a couple of pints, about 2-3 bottles of beer per day. That amount will reap the maximum benefit from the “brew”. Of course, this differs per body weight and how fast your body can metabolize what you put into it, however 2-3 bottles of 355ml each is the baseline standard for men when it comes to defining “moderate” drinking. 

Multiple Health Benefits

Beer has far more health benefits than previously thought. For starters, beer is loaded with nutrients that make it similar to food. Experts actually say it is more food than a beverage in nature, and some even go as far as calling beer, “liquid bread”. A published study at many sites revealed that beer has more protein and B vitamins than wine, and also carry a set of powerful antioxidants. It has also been found out that regular consumption of beer (3 bottles per day) will greatly reduce the risk of heart attacks and heart disease by 24 Percent.

Beer is All Natural

Beer is as all natural as orange juice or coconut juice, It does not need preservatives because it has alcohol and hops, both are natural preservatives. Beer is only “processed” by cooking and fermenting, after that it is packed up and ready to go. Adding to the numerous benefits it can actually improve your longevity. There is a but, because longevity is only observed in moderate drinkers.

The takeaway is that so long as it is taken in moderation and not abused, you will reap its numerous health benefits. And contrary to popular belief, beer does NOT, in fact, give you a beer belly. Studies have also shown that average moderate drinkers are actually leaner and healthier than non drinkers and heavy drinkers alike.

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