Researchers have long touted the benefits in drinking a glass of wine per day, both for our heart health and for the reduction rates of some type of cancers. However, researchers are also looking at the health benefits of drinking a glass or two of beer. Many experts believe that a small amount of beer, only a couple of glasses or so, can lead to less of a risk of having a fatal heart attack.
With the rise of the making of craft beers, beer that is produced in small limited quantities, the increase in looking at the possible health benefits has also risen. Craft beers are those kinds that are not mass produced by the larger well known companies. Craft beers are made with a focus on the flavor and appearance and have gained a large following among individuals who are not only interested better quality beer but also in possible health benefits. Brewing beer has also become a popular hobby for many individuals. With all of this renewed interest, doctors are reporting that, drinking small amounts of beer can be helpful. The beer helps to raise the levels of the good cholesterol that we all need to have, to be healthy.
Many doctors also report consuming a small amount of alcohol, such as a beer, can reduce an individual’s risk of having a stroke, as it lowers an individual’s blood pressure and puts less pressure on the heart. In addition, many people report that they feel better after having a drink a few times a week that they are getting out with friends and only drinking in small amounts. Doctors also report that moderate drinking can help a person stop any bone loss that has begun and in some cases, with younger adults, can help rebuild bone loss that had already begun.
Additional benefits may be that drinking a beer a day can hold off brain problems such as dementia. Many older adults, according to the American Heart Association, can decrease their risk of dementia by as much as 65 percent. Heavier drinkers and non drinkers do not see this benefit. However, with the potential benefits to one’s health, there can be risks, as well. Many drinkers can have a higher rate of breast cancer, and no doctor recommend that individuals take up drinking beer just for the health preventions. Rather, engaging in a healthier diet, rich in the various food groups and beginning exercise will do the same basic things for our health.