CANADA – For years now health nuts have preached about the increased risks related to drinking beer. However, a new research has shown that moderate drinking provides more medical benefits than marrying a doctor.
In fact, beer has been known for defending against cardiac disease, preventing Alzheimer’s, avoiding diabetes and chemopreventing cancer.
With that said, the next time time you’re planning to pour a pint, remember these hints by Luke McKinney from Chill Magazine and enjoy your beer guilt-free.
A review of sixty years of data on the cardiac effects of alcohol found that men enjoying two drinks a day, and women enjoying one are around 20 per cent less likely to develop heart disease. But be warned: beer only reduces your risk of physical heart problems. It has the opposite effect on the emotional kind.
If you think those who don’t enjoy cold beer on a hot summer day are in the wrong, you’re right. Studies have shown that seniors who still drink regularly had a lower chance of developing dementia. In fact, research also shows that average, moderate beer drinker has stronger mental health with more friends, better education and less depression than non-drinkers.
A study of over thirty-five thousand people for a decade demonstrated that moderate drinking reduces the risk of diabetes by about 40 per cent. This even applies to completely healthy people. Moderate drinking plays with your hormone levels, reduces inflammation factors in the blood and even alters the gene expression of white blood cells. So the next time a couple of cold beers improve your view of the world, remember that they’re improving your ability to survive too.
A joint study found that rats fed on beer were significantly less vulnerable to cancer. The beer actually prevented DNA damage. They found that water or a five per cent ethanol solution didn’t have the same benefits, so it’s not just alcohol; it has to be beer. Apparently the glorious chemicals that give beer its flavour want to keep you around longer to enjoy it!