Here’s the good news, are you ready? Beer it turns out is actually good for you. And not just in the “drink a glass a day to keep the doctor away,” manner. If you still seem to be having trouble believing us, take a look at these 5 reasons why beer might actually be good for you.
1. It helps you lose weight: Yup, you read that right. Unlike the myth that it makes you fat, beer actually is pretty low in calories and carbs and has zero fat or cholesterol. The beer belly phenomenon comes from the bulkiness of this drink, and it tends to stretch the stomach lining. The solution is simple, do 10 or 15 stomach crunches for every glass you imbibe.
2. It gives you vitamins and minerals: We love them B vitamins, which are responsible for good hair, good skin, good bones and a healthy brain. And our body uses up minerals like magnesium as well as those amazing antioxidants the way a Maserati guzzles fuel. Beer is chock full of all three of these essentials.
3. It’ll protect your ticker: Heart disease is alarmingly on the rise among younger folks and our stressful lives aren’t helping any, either. Drink up to keep that amazing machine in great shape, since beer can reportedly decrease your risk of heart-related problems by a cool 25 percent.
4. It’ll prevent diabetes and kidney stones: These are two conditions slowly taking over the current population at a shocking rate. That they seem to be particularly affecting those who tend to enjoy the good life is just cruel. Tilt the scales in your favour, and go make friends with that pint.
5. It can make you look gorgeous: No, not in the way you think. You should be wary of ‘beer goggles,’ a term referring to how even otherwise unattractive people look good after too many brewskis, but that’s not what we’re on about. Putting a bit of beer on your face can control breakouts because it regulates the oiliness of your skin. And beer contains malts and hops, which makes your hair stronger, cleaner and shinier.
According to the powers that be at the CDC in America (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), their dietary guidelines suggest that you should ideally not hit more than a pint or at best, two a day. So drink responsibly, and now that you have 5 good reasons to tap that keg, happy chugging!