Four Potential Health Benefits of Beer
If you need an excuse to toss back a few cold ones this weekend, here are four ways beer might actually be good for you:
- It reduces the risk of kidney stones. A recent study found one beer a day can lower your risk by 41%. (Bonus fact: Doctors who specifically study kidneys are called nephrologists.)
- It can help replenish you after a workout. The carbs in the beer are good after you've just burned a bunch of calories. And studies have found it might be better than water when you're dehydrated.
- It's good for your bones. A study at the University of Texas found that an occasional beer can actually increase bone density.
- It might help prevent Alzheimer's. The science is still out. But some researchers think trace amounts of aluminum in our body has something to do with Alzheimer's. And a study in Spain found two beers a day can limit its ability to damage your brain.
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