10 Ways Beer Makes You Healthier

We’ve all heard about the health benefits of drinking red wine, but what about different types of beer? In the infographic below, you’ll learn why you don’t necessarily have to feel guilty for drinking an IPA over a glass of Merlot. We’ve detailed the top ten reasons why beer is actually healthy in moderation, which is enough for us to raise our glasses in celebration. Cheers!

Also, don't forget to stock up on glassware, growlers, and beer dispensing equipment for your bar or restaurant.

If you were looking for an excuse to drink a beer tonight, look no further. We’ve compiled a list of 10 health benefits of drinking beer in moderation, so you don’t have to feel guilty the next time you indulge.

1. Kidney Stone Prevention

Beer contains high levels of potassium, and it acts as a diuretic, which are both great for kidney health and function.

2. Improves Heart Health

Beer can actually raise levels of HDL, which is the good cholesterol your body needs. Having higher levels of HDL lowers your risk of heart attack and hypertension.

3. Contains B Vitamins

Your favorite cold brew contains several essential B vitamins, especially vitamin B6, which is important for hormone regulation and healthy brain function.

4. Better Brain Function

Believe it or not, drinking beer can actually aid your overall cognitive health. Xanthohumol is a flavonoid that contributes to this.

5. Helps With Exercise Recovery

The polyphenols that are found in beer hops can reduce inflammation in the muscles and joints. A study at the University of Granada in Spain found that drinking a pint of beer post workout was actually more hydrating than the same amount of water.

6. Good For GI Health

Beer contains soluble fiber from malt, which is essential to the brewing process and aids in overall GI health. It also stimulates the production of certain necessary stomach enzymes.

7. Improves Bone Health

Beer contains silicon, which functions to keep bones strong, warding off osteoporosis and lowering your risk of bone fractures.

8. Staves Off Type-2 Diabetes

Chemicals called isohumulones, which contribute to the bitter taste in beer, can act to keep blood sugars at a healthy level, reducing your risk of developing type-2 diabetes.

9. Can Prevent Common Colds

The antioxidants found in goji berries and acai are also floating around in your pint glass. These helpful chemicals are especially prevalent in fruit beers, and work to keep the common cold at bay.

10. Relieves Stress

Finally, there’s nothing quite like the stress relief that comes from indulging in your favorite brew. Drinking beer is not only delicious, but can also lower your blood pressure and help you sleep better.


Posted in: Bar Supplies | By Sabrina Bomberger
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