Drink to your health, beer lovers!
As the Super Bowl approaches you may be considering a gathering to enjoy the fact you are not laboring. If you are like most people, this gathering will probably involve beer. If you feel ever so slightly guilty about throwing back a couple of beers on a regular basis, you should stop that. Unless you are drinking excessively, 1-2 beers on a daily basis is actually shown to benefit your health. Take that, wine lovers! Beer is good for you too!
The ingredients of beer should be your first indication that these things are actually not bad for you. Beers are made of grains, water and yeast – no corn syrups or added fillers. If you drink dark, good beers then you are getting your grains from wheat and barley as opposed to some beers that might be on the lighter, less awesome side that use corn and rice.
There have been reports that show that the vitamins and nutritional elements of beers have advantageous relationships with decreasing age-related illnesses such as stroke, heart-disease, inflammation, hypertension, and dementia. These are only some of the reported health benefits. You may be skeptical but what we can say is that the average half liter of beer contains some very important vitamins and minerals and in significant concentrations. You can get 12% of your magnesium and potassium. Next time you go to reach for your B-complex vitamins; maybe you should grab a beer instead because it contains 5-22% of your B9 Folate and 50% of your B12.
The moral of the story is a beer or two a day can be beneficial to your health. So grab the darkest, hoppiest brew you can find and cheers to your health.