Five Health Benefits of Beer

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We all know there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a cold beer after a hard day of work. Bet you didn’t know you were actually doing your body a favor when you enjoy your favorite brew.

Here’s five healthy reasons to have another beer. And for those of you who just don’t care about the benefits of beer to your health, we’ve provided you with pictures of hot girls doing beer bong shots.

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Decrease the risk of heart diseases and stroke.

An April 18, 2001 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association published a study, led by Dr. Kenneth J. Mukamal of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston that found that drinkers of alcohol had a lower risk of dying from a heart attack. In addition, the September 2001 issue of Stroke magazine, Dr Kenneth Mukamal, found that light to moderate alcohol consumption is associated with fewer brain lesions and so-called silent strokes.

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Get your vitamins.

Beer contains B-12. B-12 plays a key role in the normal functioning of the brain and nervous system, and for the formation of blood.

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Get good cholesterol.

Beer has high density lipoprotein (HDL). HDL are good cholesterols that can remove bad cholesterol from atheroma within arteries and transport it back to the liver for excretion or re-utilization.

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Relieve stress and pee easier.

For the elderly, beer is often used as a diuretic (makes it easier for them to pee). Studies have also shown beer is beneficial during old age in helping dementia patients stay calm and not stress as easily.

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Stay younger, longer.

Beer contains antioxidants that help promote a more youthful appearance for your skin and hair.