Yes, it’s true! There are real, science-backed health benefits to drinking beer! Finally, millions of people around the world received an answer to their prayers. There are concrete reasons to drink a beer a day that go beyond its delicious taste. Science finally contributed something worthwhile to the world instead of boring everyone with their usual jazz about diet and exercise.
In this post, we cover just a few reasons to drink a beer each day. So, get a six-pack on the way home from work, crack one open, and enjoy all the health benefits that frothy, wonderful beer has to offer.
Beer Can Cure Insomnia
Research shows that ales, lagers, and stouts can increase the production of dopamine. If you forgot high school science class, dopamine is that wonderful chemical messenger in the brain that helps us feel pleasure. Low dopamine levels increase the risk of insomnia and sleepless nights. So, drink a beer to ensure you get a good night’s sleep.
Beer Can Reduce Stress
Beer can reduce work-related stress. Similar to how it can help you sleep, dopamine can also promote feelings of relaxation. So, the act of going out after work and unwinding after a long day can reduce stress levels. The socializing and relaxing combined with drinking beer, which releases dopamine, will have you feeling better in no time.
Beer Can Improve Memory
Hops have an ingredient in them that can improve cognitive function and reduce memory loss. This special ingredient is xanthohumol. It is a rare chemical compound, and the only known source for it is hops, which is one of the main ingredients of beer is hops.
Beer Reduces the Risk of Kidney Stones
Researchers found that for each bottle of beer a group of middle-aged men drank, their risk of developing kidney stones reduced by 40 percent. The study showed that the water and alcohol in the beer diluted urine and increased urine flow, reducing the risk of stones forming.
Beer Cuts the Risk of Stroking Out
Studies show moderate beer drinkers can almost cut their risk of having a stroke in half compared to nondrinkers. The most common type of stroke is an ischemic stroke, which occurs due to blood clots in the brain. As such, drinking beer relaxes the arteries in the brain and increases blood flow.
Beer Decreases Risk of Diabetes
The group of Harvard researchers found that middle-aged men that drink one or two glasses of beer a day reduce their risk of type 2 diabetes by 25%. The alcohol in beer increases insulin sensitivity, which helps prevent diabetes. Beer is also a good source of soluble fiber which is necessary to help control blood sugar.
Every impassioned American knows that beer is one of the pillars of a healthy lifestyle—and now they can prove it with scientific evidence. So, the next time someone hassles you about drinking too much beer, put on your patriotic gear, hoist your mug in the air, and toast to your newfound health.