International Beer day is celebrated on the first Friday of every August. This day gives us some tempting reasons to gather with friends and enjoy the taste of beer, and to celebrate and thank the efforts of those people are responsible for making this brewing happen and also for serving beer. This further unites the world under the banner of beer, through the celebration of beers of all the nations on a single day! Isn’t that interesting?
Well, it is a common myth that drinking beer is not good for health, and many people are not aware of its benefits, or it would not be an exaggeration if it is said that a few do not even want to know about the benefits!
Let us give you one of the good reasons to celebrate International Beer Day – Its pro-health. A moderate consumption of beer helps in maintaining good kidney health as the drink aids in handling kidney stones. Apart from this, beer also helps in lowering the risk of cancer and heart diseases along with boosting brain and health. Beer is typically made from water, grainy hops, and yeast. Some brews are made with other grains like wheat, maize, and rice. The alcohol content in beer ranges from 3% to 40 % depending upon its style and recipe. Some brews are made with other grains like wheat, maize, and rice instead of barley. Fruits, herbs, and spices are also used to create unique-tasting beers.
First of all, it is very important to remember that one has to limit oneself to no more than one drink per day for women and two drinks per day for men. According to a Harvard Researcher, Eric Rimm, alcohol of any kind can increase good cholesterol. But at the same time, beer is good for our health and the benefits range between having a sound brain, health, and heart as well. Why wouldn’t anyone celebrate International Beer Day? Just wondering!
Although International Beer Day is over, we can still have a look at the facts that health researches have uncovered the growing evidence supporting the nutritional and health benefits of moderate beer consumption.
Studies have found that beer contains more proteins and vitamin B than wine, and is high in antioxidants. Not just that it brings with it a reduced rate of cardiovascular disease. Of course, there is a serious warning that comes along with this, and as the study says this only applies to moderate drinking (which means one drink per day for women and two maximum for men). It also works if the rest of your diet is healthy and balanced, and doesn’t entirely consist of pub food bought with their pint.
You would feel like celebrating International Beer Day with this fact. Hongkonger Sisi Yip, a graduate in nutrition from the University of Leeds in northern England, says an interesting thing about beer that it is loaded with a variety of healthy compounds. She says that beer contains trace amounts of minerals such as calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, zinc, copper, manganese and selenium, fluoride, and silicon. Beer also includes a range of polyphenols such as flavonoids and phenolic acids that contribute directly to several beer characteristics such as flavor, haze, body, and fullness.
And most importantly, the reason for celebrating the International Beer Day is to appreciate the brewing and serving beer of the magical drink for some.