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8 unexpected benefits of beer

The fact that there are benefits to drinking beer has probably come as a surprise to you, but like anything you consume it contains some good stuff (even chocolate has milk in it for example).

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Did you know that beer is rich in vitamin B? It comes from the yeast. Unfiltered beer is especially good for vitamin B as it’s high in B3, B6 and B9 (folic acid).

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Beer is also high in fibre. That’s why consuming loads of beer can have a laxative effect. The fibre also slows down the rate at which food leaves the stomach, so you’ll find that your appetite is suppressed.

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Beer is also high in fibre. That’s why consuming loads of beer can have a laxative effect. The fibre also slows down the rate at which food leaves the stomach, so you’ll find that your appetite is suppressed.

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Drinking can reduce stress levels. If you’re susceptible to great levels of stress, a drink can make the difference. This means that beer drinkers have less anxiety and they reduce their chances of getting heart attacks.

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Beer drinkers are also less likely to develop type-2 diabetes. There are loads of studies that suggest beer drinkers are 30% less likely to develop this type of diabetes.

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Beer drinkers also have a low chance of developing gallstones. Gallstones are made up of cholesterol and bile, and they cause pain in the stomach that can be unbearable.

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Beer drinkers also have a low chance of developing gallstones. Gallstones are made up of cholesterol and bile, and they cause pain in the stomach that can be unbearable.

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The hops found within beer has an anti-microbial property. This helps the body to fight off diseases. Beers also good for your muscles. The hops keep muscle from deteriorating.

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Moderate consumption of beer is good for bone density. Boffins at Tufts University found that beer and wine consumption in moderate drinkers actually strengthened the bones. That’s not the case for heavy drinkers though.

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Moderate consumption of beer is good for bone density. Boffins at Tufts University found that beer and wine consumption in moderate drinkers actually strengthened the bones. That’s not the case for heavy drinkers though.

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