Friday, July 22nd, 2016

The Health Benefits of Beer

There are lots of good reasons to drink beer—and you probably appreciate many of them. Few potables go as well with such a vast array of foods and occasions as beer does. Today, with the explosion of microbreweries and brew pubs, you can be sure to find beer to go with just about everything.


But did you know about beer’s health benefits? There have been studies which show that drinking beer in moderation can actually be good for the heart and strengthen bone density, among its multiple benefits. It even possesses anti-aging properties.

Cardiovascular Benefits

Imbued with Vitamin B6, beer has the potential to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. Vitamin B6 prevents the build-up of an amino acid found in blood plasma called homocysteine, high levels of which may increase the chances of heart disease and stroke. Having a thinning effect on blood, beer also helps prevent clot formations that affect the coronary arteries.

In addition, regular beer drinkers may have lower blood pressure, compared to consumers of wine or other spirits in similar quantities.

Bone and Blood Benefits

Beer consumption can increase bone density, reducing the risk of fractures and osteoporosis. It is high in potassium and magnesium, which help with the proper functioning of bones, muscles, and heart. As a strong source of Vitamin B12 and folic acid, beer also helps prevent anemia, which develops when blood lacks enough healthy red blood cells or hemoglobin. Vitamin B12 provides support for good memory and concentration as well.

Anti-Aging and Stress Benefits

For Vitamin E, a major antioxidant in the body, beer can increase its potency and impact. Vitamin E plays a lead role in ensuring healthy skin and slowing our physical aging. Related to its cardiovascular benefits, beer boosts good cholesterol levels, which can reduce the risk of dementia and cardiovascular diseases.

Digestive and System Cleansing Benefits

The digestive and cleansing properties of beer are numerous, and include its diuretic effects. Increasing urination enables the faster removal of toxins and waste materials from the body.

Beer enjoys other digestive properties too, such as the stimulation of digestive hormones and pancreatic enzymes, which aid and regulate the digestive process. As a good source of soluble fibers, beer also helps out the digestive tract.

So, there are many reasons to be a happy consumer of beer (ideally in moderation, which keeps calorie intake down).

If you are planning an event, adding Jerry’s Kitchen catering services, which cover the greater Philadelphia region, to a rich beer menu is a great recipe for success. No matter what you are planning—birthday party, graduation party, anniversary, or reunion—Jerry’s Kitchen will ensure that everyone is deliciously happy.


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