Many people blindly follow the advantages of Beer, but they don’t realized that it has more cons than pros. People who drink occasionally can prevent from damaging their liver, but at the same time people who drinks like hell are the one faced so many issue in social life as well as they end up with their body damage. Let us learn some Pro and Cons of beer.
Pros and Cons of Beer
- Provides vitamins, minerals
- Lower coronary heart disease
- Helps produce good cholesterol
- Reduces risk of kidney stones
- Protects against radiation.
- Beer belly
- Blood Pressure
- Intoxication & Dehydration
- Impairment of driving-related skills
Advantages of Beer
Pros no. 1 : Provides vitamins, minerals
Beer is a mineral rich drink that provides B-Group vitamins and minerals such as Magnesium. The barley and hops used in the production of beer are rich in flavonoids, which have powerful antioxidant effects.
Pros no. 2 : Lower coronary heart disease
Lowers risk of coronary heart disease (CHD). There is quite strong evidence that light-to-moderate alcohol consumption has cardio-protective properties. Many studies demonstrate a lower coronary heart disease incidence among moderate beer drinkers. Moderate drinkers are at lower risk of CHD-related mortality than both heavy drinkers and abstainers. The vitamin B6 in beer also seems to prevent the alcohol-induced rise in blood homocysteine, a probable heart disease risk factor.
Pros no. 3 : Helps produce good cholesterol
Moderate alcohol drinking affects many processes in the body, one of which is the significant increase in HDL cholesterol—the good cholesterol. There is evidence supporting beer’s cardio-protective effect and its help in altering the ratio of beneficial HDL cholesterol to LDL cholesterol.
Pros no. 4 : Reduces risk of kidney stones
Beer consumption may reduce the risk of developing kidney stones. Finnish researchers found that there was a 40% lower risk of kidney stones in beer drinkers.
Pros no. 5 :
Protects against radiation.
Japanese researchers found that beer helps reduce chromosomal damage from radiation exposure.
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Disadvantages of Beer
Beer belly: Heavy beer drinking may promote abdominal obesity in men, so called “beer belly”.
Heartburn. Beer contains powerful stimulants of gastric acid secretion and may provoke gastroesophageal reflux and cause heartburn.
Cons no. 3:
Blood pressure. Daily beer consumption (approximately 40 g of alcohol) may increase blood pressure.
Intoxication & Dehydration. Alcohol is a dehydrating agent and downer that reduces activity of the central nervous system. High amounts of alcohol can turn into dehydration, intoxication, and hangover.
Impairment of driving-related skills. Even small amounts of alcohol can have adverse effects on attention and motor skills. Many serious accidents are alcohol related.
Beer contains Alcohol and Alcohol can cause blood sugar levels to drop more rapidly. That can stimulate your appetite, and disrupt your ability to tell when you’ve had enough to eat. This can also create fatigue and your energy level will suffer.
These are some of the Major Disadvantages of Drinking Beer. There are some other social disadvantages of Beer, but I will write another post for that topic. Thanks for reading