Health Benefits of Beer

Health Benefits of BeerBeer… man I love beer. From drinking a Bud Light to sipping on a B.O.R.I.S., I love it. (You can thank Jake Long for introducing me to B.O.R.I.S. We had it at his place for the first time… and I have a bottle in my fridge right now!) I have also brewed a few batches of beer (two to be exact) and the process, while long and tedious, is fun. It’s just neat to see how much work goes into making a 5-gallon batch when even good beer, that takes time to perfect, is so readily accessible. Like the Kentucky Breakfast Stout (KBS). That beer takes a few weeks to make… but then it is cave aged for a year. CAVE aged!

Anyway, moving on. I read an article on Yahoo! Health the other day about health benefits of beer. They listed 10 health benefits.

  1. Stronger Bones
  2. A Stronger Heart
  3. Healthier Kidneys
  4. Boosting Brain Health
  5. Reduced Cancer Risk
  6. Boosting vitamin Levels
  7. Guarding Against Stroke
  8. Reduced Risk for Diabetes
  9. Lower Blood Pressure
  10. Longer Life

If any of those are true, cheers to that! I knew that beer, in moderation of course, will help with certain things… but I had no idea it would do all that. Wine is also said to have similar health benefits. I just thought this list was interesting. I didn’t read through them all, but if drinking a beer or two is going to help me stay healthy and live longer… bottoms up!

What is your favorite beer?