10 Justifiable Excuses For Drinking Beer Tonight, Tomorrow Night, And The Night After
It’s safe to say that most of us have, at some point in our lives, experienced a (justifiably) mild addiction to beer. And like every other lost soul out there, you were probably told that beer, or booze in general for that matter, should be avoided. Nevertheless, here are ten reasons why beer, one of the world’s oldest alcoholic drinks, should not be neglected.
1. Moderate beer consumption does lower risk of several diseases.
Contrary to what you may have heard, drinking one to two beers daily is actually good for health. It has been scientifically proven that moderate beer consumption can the lower risk of heart disease, cancer, strokes, and even Alzheimer’s.
2. Your daily bottle of beer is actually a good source of multivitamins.
According to Medical Daily, beer contains a variety of vitamins including Niacin, Riboflavin, Pantothenic acid, Folate, Vitamins B6 and B12. “A single bottle of beer (12oz.) provides up to 12.5% of the recommended requirement of vitamin B6, which is known to be generally helpful on a cellular level and also heart-healthy.”
3. Forget vegetables, beer is rich in fibre.
Beer contains soluble fibre which dissolves in liquid. Beta-glucans accounts for the majority of the fibre content in beer and has been found to reduce blood-sugar and blood-cholesterol levels. These health benefits are known to minimise the risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.
4. Drinking a refreshing bottle of beer after a workout is actually more rehydrating than water or Gatorade.
A study has shown that beer can help someone who is dehydrated retain liquid better than water. Prof Manuel Garzon, a researcher at Granada University, claims that the bubbles in beer help to quench the thirst and that its carbohydrate content can help to replace lost calories. Furthermore, Juan Antonio Corbalan, a cardiologist who has worked with Real Madrid football players and Spain’s national basketball team recommends drinking barley drinks to professional sportsmen after exercise. So if you’re craving a bottle after a long workout, go for it. Drinking a pint of beer might actually be better for you.
5. Believe it or not, some beers have lower calories than skimmed milk.
There is a common misconception that beer is a high caloric beverage. Nevertheless, the reality is that there is not that much of a difference in calories between 12 ounces of Guinness draft (125) and a comparable serving of skimmed milk (135). A 12 ounce bottle of beer ranges in calories, with regular Budweiser (143), Coors Original (148), Sam Adams Boston Lager (160), Anchor Steam Porter (205), and Sierra Nevada Stout (225). Therefore, before going out tonight, have a look at your favourite beer brand. Cause, yes, there’s probably a lighter alternative out there.
6. Mirror mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest drinker of all?
Beer helps re-hydrate the skin and contains vitamins which have proven to contribute to acne reduction and natural skin shine. What’s more, the yeast found in beer is a good source of B vitamins and pantothenic acid, which can help improve the skin’s elasticity. This doesn’t mean that you should go all out tonight. Moderation is key, so is sleeping.
7. Booze can help you reach your full creative potential.
Though this might not be the most conventional method, drinking a little bit of alcohol can actually instigate creative thinking. In a study by University of Illinois, it was found that participants whose blood alcohol level (BAC) was slightly under .08 percent performed better in a creative task than did their sober counterparts. The researchers concluded that it was easier for participants to reach their “creative peak” once their BAC is at .075 percent.
8. Beer bellies are a myth.
Yes, it is true. There is no such thing as a ‘beer belly’. Before you look down and question your waistline, there is one thing you should familiarise yourself with— serving sizes. Dr. Aliyah Sohani, an alcohol researcher at Massachusetts General Hospital claims the serving size of beer is what spawns belly fat. An average serving of beer is12 ounces, while your average glass of wine contains five, and your average shot glass is just 1.5 ounces.
9. Beer simply goes with every cuisine.
With every international cuisine around the world, one can probably name at least one dish that goes with beer. Beer is an international language that exists worldwide. If you walk into any supermarket around the world, you’ll probably be able to familiarise yourself with a couple of the brands of beer you have at home. Drinking beer has become a social etiquette in dining, with meals crafted to compliment its different flavours and aromas.
10. Beer is all around.
Forget whiskey, wine, champagne, or vodka. We all know that beer is readily available everywhere. If you’re craving for a quick drink after a long day at work, beer is your friend. You don’t need you to dress up to impress beer. You don’t need to travel far to get beer. Most importantly, you don’t even need a glass. Beer is always there for you, which is why beer should be your new best friend.
There is no denying the many blessings of beer. The sweet bitterness aroma, along with the refreshing aftertaste, draws an entire world of drinkers together. Nevertheless, like any other alcoholic beverage, it should be consumed at a moderate level. So sit back, relax, and let yourself indulge in your daily brew. Visit FULL MOON BREWWORKS for a wide selection of handcrafted beer.
NOTE: This article was written for the purpose of entertainment. The content within the article should not be taken seriously.