Recent research has shown that drinking beer has surprising health benefits.
YES, you read correctly. During your check-ups, doctors often say that drinking alcohol in moderation is good for your health, but wine has usually been the go-to beverage.
But here is a little-known secret: did you know that wine and beer contain the same amount of antioxidants?
This doesn't mean that you should be pounding beers back like you're back in college; but one or two beers certainly wouldn't hurt.
According to the USDA, after conducting over 50 different studies, it was found that beer that is consumed moderately saves 26,000 lives per year due to lowered disease risk.
If you haven't already, go to your fridge, crack a cold one and do a little dance for the beer in your life.
What other benefits does beer have that support a healthy life?
Nutrition consultant Karen Ansel, MS, RD, discusses why beer is good for your health.
Some Beer Benefits:
- Heart smart
- Light beers won't ruin your diet
- Promotes kidney health
- Contains fiber
- Essential B vitamins
- Promotes bone health
- Boosts brain health