Health Benefits of Beer

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What would be the healthiest alcoholic beverage of all? Many will think that it’s wine, but actually it is beer (hooray for another reason to beer up!). Here are reasons why beer is healthier than other drinks.

1. Keeps your kidneys healthy
A study found that each bottle of beer reduces the risk of developing kidney stones by 40%, thanks to the hop, which is rich in potassium.

2. Strengthens your bones
The silicon in beer, which is readily absorbed by the body, is an effective substance that increased the bone density. Beers with strong taste of hop are found to be more helpful, according to a study from UC Davis.

3. Lowers the risk of type 2 diabetes
Increased bile secretion with consumption of beer helps digesting food with much fat content, lowering the risk of type 2 diabetes.

4. Contains beneficial nutrients
Beer contains various nutrients including calcium, magnesium, potassium, iodine, selen, vitamin B6, etc. Especially, beer can be a good source of Vitamin B6, which protects against heart diseases.

Original document available from http://www.koreadaily.com/news/read.asp?page=37&branch=NEWS&source=&category=lifenleisure.health&art_id=3796813
Translated by Heewon Kim