Health Benefits of Alcohol You Didn’t Know About

By Jane Muia / Published June 29, 2022 | 4:46 pm




KEY POINTS

Bartenders will tell you that this is the most consumed drink in the clubs because of its far less alcohol content than other drinks. Beer is packed with some vitamins riboflavin and thiamin which help the body's cells change carbohydrates into energy.


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KEY TAKEAWAYS


Women who drink 1-2 bottles of beer per week have a 30 percent lower risk of heart attack than those who drank heavily or did not drink at all, according to a Swedish study.


Every time you pass by a bar or liquor store, especially during the weekends you will find these areas flocked with people sipping their favorite drinks.

People drink for various reasons such as for enjoyment, and to enhance sociability while others will drink to calm down after having a rough day. Although some people associate some alcoholic drinks like beer with weight gain, research shows that boozing has some health benefits.

  1. Alcohol Can Help Fight Cold

A study in the American Journal of Epidemiology found that red wine contains some antioxidants that can help reduce common cold risks by 60 percent. if you are struggling with a common cold then adding a bottle of red wine to your medicine cabinet may not be a bad idea.

  1. Red Wine Can Boost Your Memory

Researchers found a special compound in red wine known as resveratrol that helps in improving memory by the way it breaks sugar in the body. Researchers also suggest that this compound is ideal for reducing the risk of inflammation and blood clotting, both of which play an important role in heart disease.

  1. Beer Has Vitamins

Bartenders will tell you that this is the most consumed drink in the clubs because of its far less alcohol content than other drinks. Beer is packed with some vitamins riboflavin and thiamin which help the body’s cells change carbohydrates into energy. It also contains high levels of magnesium and calcium which is ideal for strong bone formation.

Dark beers such as Guinness are said to have a slight advantage of being the better brew due to their high iron content which helps in better circulation of oxygen in the body.

  1. Beer Lowers Heart Attack Risks in Women

Women who drink 1-2 bottles of beer per week have a 30 percent lower risk of heart attack than those who drank heavily or did not drink at all, according to a Swedish study.

  1. Tequila Can Help You Lose weight

Tequila is said to have some natural sugar known as agavins which helps in shedding extra kilos. This gin is also said to have the ability to prevent type 2 diabetes, reduce dementia risk and even reverse aging.

  1. Cranberry and Vodka can Boost your Creativity.

This sounds good to the cocktail lovers. If you want to improve on your ideas then try sipping this cocktail once in a while. Cranberry juice also helps fight off cardiovascular diseases, works as an anti-inflammatory in the body, and can even help improve skin. On the other hand, vodka is a low-calorie drink, and putting them together forms the best combo.

Although alcoholic drinks may have a lot of benefits on your body, experts advise that they should be taken in moderation as too much alcohol consumption may harm your health.






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