Take heed all you beer lovers. It is now a proven fact that beer -- yes, BEER -- can provide the same health benefits as wine. No matter what type of beer you prefer, studies show that drinking beer in moderation (up to 2 drinks a day for us guys) can and will reduce your chances of strokes, as well as heart and vascular disease.
what exactly is beer?
An average beer contains the following:
- 0 mg cholesterol
- 0 g fat
- 13 g carbohydrate
- 25 mg sodium
- protein, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, and vitamins B, B2, and B6
Sounds too good to be true? Not really. Considering beer was first used as a homeopathic remedy back in the good old days of the Egyptian Pharaohs thousands of years ago, things haven't changed much.
The only problem nowadays is the sad fact that several irresponsible people drink more than they should, and sobriety becomes a discarded word. Although I have listed the many good things about beer, there are also several negative aspects that I am obliged to caution you about: liver disease, obesity and alcoholism.
Of course, these adverse reactions would not occur if beer were drunk in moderation. Being responsible is always the key to having fun with friends and enjoying a nice cold glass of beer. I, for one, am going to have a beer and think that over.
Moderation is key here, as it is in all things. Beer is a wholesome drink that is made from natural ingredients, but like anything that is overused or overly consumed into the body, it, too, can cause damage and become dangerous for us. For moderate drinkers, beer can be nutritious.
‘Beer, if drank in moderation, softens the temper, cheers the spirit, and promotes health.’
Anyone here brew their own beer? But if you enjoy making your own beer, check out this Home Brewing website. It's got everything from a newbie guide all the way to a forum attended by a number of resident experts.
Mmmmm .. beer ...