Beer has been widely studied in recent years.
All findings show that if you drink in moderation, beer is a healthy product that only contributes to our health and certainly does no damage.
Beer and Health
Beer in Moderation
Beer has been widely studied in recent years. All findings show that if you drink in moderation, beer is a healthy product that only contributes to our health and certainly does no damage. >>
Studies prove that this is a myth – beer doesn’t cause you to gain weight. There is no fat in beer and the amount of carbohydrates is small: only 2.6 grams per 100 ml of beverage.
A French study published in May 2005, checked the connection between the level of being overweight, the relationship between measurement of the hips (the potbelly), and drinking different types of alcoholic beverages. The study checked 1,481 women and 1,210 men between the ages of 35-60. The results showed no connection between these factors and beer drinking.
Another study published in 2004, checked the connection between drinking alcohol and weight gain in women during an eight-year period. The study observed 50,000 women between the ages of 27-44. It found that moderate drinking did not at all cause weight gain.
Additional studies confirm that moderate beer consumption does not influence weight or body circumference gain.
Beer and Gaining Weight
Beer and Vitamins
Beer contains many vitamins and minerals. The Vitamins that come from the malt are from the 6B1, 2B, B, and H groups. These nourish the nervous system, enable high concentration levels, help to build red blood cells, improve the heart’s performance, and stimulate the digestive mechanism. In addition, beer contains phosphorus that aids digestion, magnesium that strengthens the heart’s muscles and more.
Beer and the Immune System
Another study recently published in the scientific journal for nutrition and metabolism – “Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism” is the first clinical study of its kind. It checked the influence of drinking regular beer in moderation on the body’s immune system in a population of 57 healthy men and women. The researchers’ conclusion was that regularly drinking beer in moderation helps strengthen the immune system, especially in women. It can also explain beer’s influence in its fight against the body’s different diseases and the prevention of such diseases.
Beer and diabetes
A wide scientific research published in the scientific journal Diabetologia, following 106,690 young women for 10 years, concluded that moderate consumption of beer protects from type 2 diabetes as it lowers sensitivity to insulin. Researchers concluded that a daily consumption of beer (30 grams – 2 bottles worth) has the most protective influence against diabetes.
Beer and the Heart
A major study published in the American Heart Association journal – “Circulation”, checked the general influence of drinking beer in relation to the risk of heart and blood vessel diseases. The study surveyed 15 studies containing more than 200,000 participants. From these studies’ summaries, it was found that the risk of heart and blood vessel diseases decreased by 75% among beer drinkers, in comparison with non-drinkers. The summary of these studies’ results indicates clearly, that drinking beer in moderation reduces the risk of heart and blood vessel diseases.
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