Despite its negative reputation makes guilty of belly appearance , this drink does not cause weight gain if consumed in moderation.
Here are eight health benefits of drinking beer, recognized specialists :
1 Beer is good for heart
Ethanol content in all alcoholic beverages will decrease bad cholesterol and good cholesterol will favor products , reducing the risk of heart and cardiovascular disease. A scientific study conducted in the Czech Republic and published in 2000 in a British medical journal showed that regular and moderate consumption of beer can , just as with wine , protect the heart .
Conducted on a group of men aged between 25 and 64 years who have been victims of a heart attack , the study found that people who drank beer regularly and moderately experienced a lower risk of heart attack to those who did not drink .
Please note , the study demonstrated that the protective effects were null in individuals who consumed beer in excess.
2 beer has anti -cancer
Certain compounds beer from malt and hops that could have preventive effects against cancer. Of several scientific research has proven that beer contains certain substances , such as xantohumolul and izoxantohumolul hop , which can inhibit the growth of cancer cells. Studies in Japan have shown that flavonoids from hops hold active ingredients that prevent the formation of cancerous tumors .
The best effects seem like they had beer drinks as excessive alcohol consumption is known to increase the risk of developing tumors of the esophagus , stomach and the breast.
3 Beer facilitates sleep onset
Hops may have sedative properties it contains lupulin , a substance calming and antidepressant properties . It is known that beer hops and thus the therapeutic qualities have been recognized since the Middle Ages , when used to facilitate sleep .
4 Beer has diuretic properties
Rasinele hops in beer can stimulate kidney function , facilitating the removal of excess water, toxins and waste retained in the body. But like any other kind of beer drinking among other production decreases ADH hormone secreted by halves diuretic that prevents fluid retention . Effect hop was not yet scientifically proven , but it is known that if you drink more fluids you urinate more and will thus prevent urinary tract infections .
5 Beer not fattening
Among alcoholic beverages, beer is one of those that contain fewer calories. A 250 ml beer contains about 100 calories , while 80 ml of whiskey brings 200 kcal , and a cocktail exceed even 300 kcal .
One advantage is the fact that beer facilitates feeling of fullness. But if beer is drunk after eating , the body will first remove the alcohol , which rejects for several hours burning fatty acids, thus favoring the formation of fat deposits .
A scientific study conducted in France for a period of six weeks, involving 24 women , aged between 18 and 40 years , showed that regular moderate consumption of beer and has no impact on weight . During the study , half the group was drinking only water and the other half in the morning and evening drinking a beer of 250 ml . In both groups , weight and measurements remained the same .
6 Beer is good for bones
Beer is rich in silicon , a substance that increases bone growth and allows the prevention of certain diseases , such as osteoporosis ( bone demineralization common in women around the age of 50 years ) . Beer contains phytoestrogens ( plant hormones ) that may have the same effects .
A study conducted by researchers from the Department of Food and Technology at the University of California , published in 2009 , shows that beer contains high levels of silica . Moreover , beer made with malt barley is higher in silica content than wheat malt beer .
Silicon and phytoestrogens present in beer are beneficial nutrients for bones , especially in women .
7 Berea stimulates lactation
There are some opinions reports that beer consumption may help stimulate lactation. This effect is attributed to the action of polysaccharides from wheat that encourage breastfeeding . Note, however , polysaccharides beer has nothing to do with alcohol , so it would be appropriate to drink beer without alcohol , thus avoiding the risks of this.
Beer Alcohol is contraindicated in pregnancy and after birth , as has been shown that alcohol can cause serious problems in terms of child development.
8 beer decreases the risk of diabetes
Type 2 diabetes is characterized by an increase in cardiovascular complications . Beer may have beneficial properties against these cardiovascular diseases , so it can limit risks of this condition. To date there is no scientific evidence to prove this correlation between beer and diabetes.
However, there are medical specialists in diabetes who believe that people with diabetes who drink a few glasses of beer fortified daily can reduce the risk of premature death due to heart disease .
Other properties of beer :
Provides glow green plants : green plant leaves to clean , easy soak a soft cloth in beer and wipe them gently ;
Clean tin objects ;
Enhances black clothes : add a small glass of beer in the rinse water to black cotton clothes .
Beer is good for bodybuilding , relaxing tired muscles after workouts