How I’ve Stopped Feeling Guilty About Drinking Beer

While in France, I noticed the women ordering a cold tall glass of beer in the afternoons, rather than coffee at a sidewalk cafe and sip while catching up on gossip, I can only imagine, since I have no idea what they are talking about, in French. I was impressed and confused at the trend, because I was always under the impression beer was fattening and not good for you.

Recently, I’ve craved beer with every meal but for the life of me could not figure out as to why. But remembering the French women, and the fact, my body seems to know what is good for me I guess, I decided to do some research and here’s what I discovered – 7 backed by science reasons that beer is good for you. So no more guilty feelings, beer has now become my choice of drink:

  • BEER APPARENTLY CONTRIBUTES TO OUR DAILY NUTRIENT INTAKE

  • IT MAY LOWER YOUR RISK OF DIABETES

  • IT MAY MAKE YOUR HEART HEALTHIER

  • IT MAY BUILD STRONGER BONES

  • IT MAY BOOST BRAIN POWER

  • IT CLEANS YOUR TEETH

  • IT MAY REDUCE INFLAMMATION

  • IT MAY HELP YOU LIVE LONGER

Providing of course you drink in moderation – beer has more vitamin B than wine. “Moderate drinkers had the slowest decline in high-density lipoprotein (HDL), or “good” cholesterol, levels — and in turn, a lower risk of cardiovascular diseases”. Hops (an essential ingredient in beer) has anti-inflammatory properties. Among other things {read here}

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