BEER: ADVANTAGES & DISADVANTAGES
Although beer is a drink that contains alcohol, the alcohol alone doesn’t make it dangerous to your health. Drinking
beer excessively is what leads to hangovers, headaches, and the more severe healthy problems. If you drink beer in
moderation and avoid getting drunk, you won’t experience any problems with your health.
One of the most common things people say about beer, is that it makes you fat, hence the term “beer belly”. As a
whole, beer contains little to no fat, and there are plenty of beer diets out there that you can use to stay thin. The
infamous beer belly is caused by consuming too much alcohol, which affects the body’s ability to burn fat. Even though
beer can indeed lead to a “beer belly” if you drink too much of it, if you drink in moderation you should be fine.
Even though beer is low in sugar, it can affect your blood sugar levels. Beer contains alcohol, which can drop the
natural level of sugar in your blood, leading to low energy levels. If you drink too much beer, you’ll get really tired and
go right to sleep. Alcohol in beer will also lower insulin levels as well, which makes it perfect for non diabetics, as it will
reduce the risk of arteriosclerosis.
In the past, research has linked beer with reducing the risk for heart disease. Beer contains no cholesterol, although it
does have antioxidant qualities that can reduce LDL oxidation, with may help reduce your risk of heart disease. Beer is
also an excellent source of fiber, stemming from the malted barley. Beer can also help to reduce stress, if you drink it in
To get the health benefits that beer provides, you should drink one beer a day. You shouldn’t drink any more than this,
as it can easily lead to health problems. Alcohol will thin out your blood, which will protect your heart and reduce the
risk of strokes as well. In the past, research has even shown moderate consumption of alcohol can help with improving
your memory as well. Then again, if you drink it excessively, it can destroy brain cells