Is Beer Good for You?

A Pennsylvania woman who recently turned 100 years old claims that the secret to a long life is “lots of booze” and is the reason for her longevity. That’s probably not the only reason why and it might not be the reason at all but who are we to argue with someone who has been on this planet long enough to say they know what a century feels like?

Side note here: local Wilkes-Barre, PA-based Lion Brewery hooked her up with a few free cases of her favorite beer. A very nice gesture and something we hope to receive one day on our 100th birthday.

So, is beer actually good for you? Of course we mean that question in moderation. Regularly binge drinking is not only unhealthy it could also be a problem sign.

Anyway, apparently there are some health benefits to drinking beer. This article lists 10 benefits of moderate beer consumption. Here are a few of our favorites from the article:

Also, check out this article about the ten health benefits of beer. Here are a few of our favorites from the article:

  • It can help protect against Alzheimer’s disease: Beer reduces the likelihood of moderate beer drinkers developing different forms of dementia later in life. For something that tends to take away memory this benefit might be the most interesting.
  • It can help lower the risk of diabetes: In the study cited, those who drank two beers daily had a 25% reduction in developing type 2 diabetes.
  • It can help treat dandruff: If you’re willing to pour a beer on your head 2-3 times a week, this might be the natural solution you’re looking for. The high yeast and vitamin B in beer helps get rid of dandruff.

Granted, there are clearly many other factors for help to prevent developing any of these serious conditions and illnesses. It’s just simply a nice way to feel better about enjoying some of our favorite beverages and, perhaps, feeling a little less guilty about doing so.

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