1.) Beer helps you live longer!
Virginia Tech researchers found that regular, moderate beer drinkers were 19% less likely to die during a given time period than people who never touch a drop.
Austin, Texas researchers found that shit out first! VT SUCKS!
2.) Beer makes you thin!
A new book, The Diet Myth by King’s College London Professor Tim Spector, claims that everything we know about losing weight is wrong – and that drinking Belgian beer is actually good for your gut bacteria, which can aid efficient digestion.
Write this down, “buy Belgian beer this weekend”.
3.) Beer helps fight cancer!
An ingredient in beer can even help your body to fight cancer.
Xanthohumol – a flavonoid found in hops – is an antioxidant which inhibits cancer-causing enzymes.
4.) Beer keeps you smart!
A study in the New England Journal of Medicine found that women who had one alcoholic drink a day were less likely to find their mental faculties declining as they grow older.
Don’t show this stat to your girl, she’ll use it against you!
5.) Beer doesn’t give you a beer belly!
A study at UCL found there wasn’t actually much scientific evidence behind the idea of beer giving drinkers the distinctive ‘beer belly’. The researchers wrote, ‘There is a common notion that beer drinkers are, on average, more ‘obese’ than either non-drinkers or drinkers of wine or spirits. ‘The association between beer and obesity, if it exists, is probably weak.
Yeah, either way we don’t care, still drinking!
6.) Beer prevents kidney stones!
People who drink a moderate amount of beer are 41% less likely to get kidney stones, according to a study published in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.
This one won’t apply to many of you all!
7.) Beer has less calories than skim milk!
Never mind the fact that it’s pretty unlikely that you’ll drink 10 pints of skimmed milk, beer is low cal.
Guinness released statistics showing that its heavy, dark brew is lower in calories than either OJ or skimmed milk.
Not sure if its the beer or the fact I’m hungry as shit at 3am, but we have to work out to maintain!
8.) Hoppy beers can protect against Alzheimer’s!
Although they won’t protect you against not being able to remember what happened last night.
A recent study found Xanthohumol, a compound in the hops used to flavor beer, is able to protect the brain from degenerative disorders, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
Fuck, I’m never getting old, so no worries here!
9.) Beer has a shit ton of vitamins!
Who needs disgusting fruit smoothies?
‘If you analysed beer you would be amazed at how many super-nutrients there are in it,’ says Dr Stephan Domenig, medical director of the Mayr Health Centre in Austria.
So yeah, it must be true!
10.) Beer makes your bones stronger!
A glass or two a day could help make your bones stronger – it’s rich in dietary silicon, key to building bone mineral density, according to a study in the Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture.
Yup, that means you should drink four, just in case!