Most people like to drink, the problem is that everyone believes that beer, even when consumed in moderation, is bad for your overall health and can lead to a bunch of different problems. This is simply a myth, and ,in fact, beer can be very beneficial to your health. Most people think that the health benefits of alcohol only apply to wine, so when your girlfriend gloats about how her glass of red wine is healthy, go ahead and pop open a cold one, because so is your beer.
Doctors are cautious or even afraid to approve of beer consumption because the damage to the human body from over-indulgence can entirely reverse the health benefits of drinking beer, by damaging your liver from drinking in excess for long periods of time, to making you fat, because beer does contain a lot of calories. Nonetheless, much evidence has surface over the past few years showing clearly the benefits of having a beer or two a day.
One of the best reasons for campaigning the beer or two a day principle is that it cuts the risk of heart disease by a noticeable margin, by raising the good cholesterol, and lowering LDL, which is bad cholesterol. Because of the rise of heart diseases in men, this is a reason to prevent the imbalance in cholesterol types. Not only does it cut your bad cholesterol, it even lowers the risk for diabetes which plagues so many Americans today.
While the above benefit can be categorized as a health benefit for many types of alcohol, beer is specifically unique in providing you a way to lower your blood pressure. Blood pressure significantly effects how likely you are to contract a heart disease or have a heart attack/stroke in your life, and reducing this is a huge preventative measure in extending your life in your later years.
Finally, beer can even reduce your chances of getting some of the most painful maladies for a man… A kidney stone. Beer reduces this risk higher than any type of alcohol, due to the diuretic effect and high water content inside. Now that you know that drinking can be a great and healthy way to have fun, grab a brew and choose to begin the path to a healthy lifestyle.