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5 Health Benefits of Beer

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Beer is fun to enjoy. There are so many styles and flavors to explore. Beer tells the history of civilizations, cultures, and of agricultural necessities. People have enjoyed beer for centuries, in good times and in bad. But…is beer good for your health? Here are 5 reasons why beer is actually good for you and your body.

Beer is an alcoholic beverage. It is typically made from water, yeast, hops, and grains such as malted barley. In this day and age, beer has evolved into different types, styles, and flavors.

Whether it is an ale or a lager, an IPA or a pilsner, drinking beer has a lot of benefits. Beer enthusiasts can enjoy the health benefits of drinking beer in moderation.

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Beers are brewed and crafted from premium and fresh ingredients. Aside from being all-natural, beer does not contain preservatives because it has alcohol and hops.

Here are 5 health benefits you can achieve from drinking beer in moderation:

1. It is a Good Source of Nutrients

Unfiltered or lightly filtered beers are a good source of B vitamins including folic acid. Folic acid is proven to prevent heart attacks. Beer contains good anti-clotting ingredients that keep veins and blood vessels clean and healthy.

2. It Prevents Inflammation

One of the most common ingredients of beer is hops. The female flower of hops gives beers their tangy and bitter taste. These hops flower contains chock-full of chemicals known as bitter acids.

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According to the Molecular Nutrition and Food Research laboratory study, bitter acids are a powerful component that fights inflammation.

Bitter acids also help in treating and preventing viral respiratory infection. It also eliminates or drastically reduces gas buildup and acid indigestion.

3.  It Helps Build and Maintain Bones

The silicon content of beer helps promote bone buildup. Indian Pale Ale (IPA) and other malted barley-rich beers are the best sources of silicon. Silicon does not only help in the bone buildup but also helps in maintaining the health of your bones.
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Another mineral found in beer is orthosilicic acid. This mineral makes it easier for the body to metabolize. According to an International Journal of Endocrinology report, orthosilicic acid helps prevent menopausal osteoporosis.

4. It Helps Polish Your Teeth

Biofilm is the slimy stuff that builds on your teeth when you have not brushed for a while. Drinking beer actually prevents the formation of biofilm on your teeth.

Studies conducted by the Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology show that even the slightest amount of beer can block the progress of bacteria that cause tooth decay.

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Beer does not only promote healthy teeth but also treats gum disease. It can even block bacterial growth that causes dental diseases or gum inflammation.

5. It Protects Your Kidneys

The moderate consumption of beer can help reduce the risk of forming kidney stones. The water and alcohol content of the beer helps increase urine flow. It also helps dilute urine, thus, preventing kidney stones from forming.

Kidneys are important in maintaining the right quantity of water in the body. It also helps remove waste from the body. Moderate beer drinking can help the kidneys to function well. When the kidney is healthy, other body organs are also healthy.

These are just a few of the many benefits of drinking beer.

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To better enjoy the health benefits of beer by visiting local breweries, hop aboard a Brews Cruise tour. All-inclusive and expertly guided tours and activities focused around craft alcohol are available in great locations across the United States.

Each brewery tour includes beer sampling of the featured beers on the taproom. It also promotes a knowledge-based adventure including learning about the people who brought the idea to left, the brewing process, sampling different craft beer styles, and the signature beers crafted by each brewing company.

When you are thirsty for exceptional brewery tours across the country, consider going Cruisin’ for a Brewsin’ with Brews Cruise!

Brews CruiseFor over 15 years, Brews Cruise tours have been bringing thirsty guests on expertly guided all-inclusive tours and activities to discover incredible breweries, wineries, and distilleries all over the United States.

Learn more about our various activities in AshevilleBoiseCharlotteCharlestonChicagolandGreenvillePortland (ME)Walla Walla, and Whitefish (MT).