Cold beer is perfect refreshment after a long weekend of busy working day.However, drinking too much beer can lead to many diseases. Most common among them are liver failure, heart problems and even cancer disease.
Drink beer in moderation can provide many health benefits to your body.
Beer is prepared from water, barley, hops and yeast. This fat-free, cholesterol-free beverage contains significant amounts of nutrients. It contains fiber, magnesium, selenium, potassium, phosphorus, biotin, chromium and B vitamins. With such nutrients, beer is good for overall health and helps in fight against many diseases.
Here are some of the surprising health benefits of beer.
Reduces Kidney Stones
The high water content in beer helps keep the kidneys working properly and therefore reducing the risk of kidney stones. It also flushes harmful toxins out of the body. Beer`s diuretic effect prevents our body from dehydration that is another cause of kidney stones.
Additionally, compounds in hops help slow the release of calcium from bones. By this they prevent buildup of the lost calcium in the kidneys in the form of stones.Lowers Heart Disease Risk
Beer can decrease the risk of heart diseases by approximately 20% to 40%. This was confirmed by many scientific studies. Furthermore, moderate consumption of this beverage lowers the risk of cardiovascular disease.
This is due to content of soluble fiber in beer, that helps lower LDL, or "bad" cholesterol, in the blood. A small amount of beer on a regular basis will increase the level of HDL, or "good" cholesterol. Additionally, it reduces the chances of arteries hardening and blood thickening, that are main reasons of heart attacks. Polyphenols that are part of beer content are heart healthy antioxidants.
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