5 Reasons Beer May Actually Be Good For You 21 14 4

Written by MCJStaff   // October 7, 2013   // 0 Comments

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By Marcus Williams

Moderation is key in all things in life, and yes, the threat of beer bellies is very much a reality, but…

…beer may not be as bad as you’ve been led to believe.

Beer Benefits

Did you know that beer is actually made of just four simple ingredients: water, barley, hops and yeast?

1. While wine usually gets all the accolades for its antioxidant benefits, beer and wine actually contain similar amounts of antioxidants.

2. The protein and B-vitamin content of beer is higher than wine. However, even though beer is a good source of B vitamins, the alcohol in it mostly cancels out the benefits.

3. Beer offers anywhere from 95 to 360 calories in a 12-ounce serving, with the average bottle of beer in the 150-calorie range.

4. One to two beers a day is good for your bones. Beer contains silicon, which is linked to bone strength and health.

5. “Light” actually refers to the percent of alcohol and calories. Higher-alcohol beers have more calories, so if you’re watching your weight, a Guinness is actually about the same as a Bud.

Beer Best Practices

Once again, when it comes to drinking any type of alcohol, moderation is and will always be key. According to the CDC, to stay healthy while enjoying a drink, women should not consume more than one alcohol serving a day, and men should drink no more than two servings a day.


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