When it is drunk together with friends and family, beer can help us feel better, relax, laugh and make merry, to get to meet new people. Briefly, to socialize. Moreover, when drink responsibly, beer can bring real benefits to our state of health, by reducing the risk of asthma, to give just one example. Even the heart can benefit from small quantities of beer because alcohol can prevent the formation of deposits on the walls of our arteries.
American researchers from South Carolina University have concluded that the rate of heart attack is 38% lower in the group of people who regularly drink small quantities of alcoholic drinks. .
Heart and respiratory diseases are not the only conditions that can be prevented by moderate alcohol consumption. A research study of Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine demonstrated that moderated alcohol consumption may reduce the risk of dementia or cognitive problems such as Alzheimer’s disease.
In addition, beer rises the level of “good cholesterol” (HDL cholesterol) and reduces the risk of developing kidney stones or ulcer. Besides, beer is a source of antioxidants and silicon compounds that are involved in maintaining bone density.