Here at Kelly’s Mountain Brew we can’t help but admit that we love our beer, but after some research we discovered there is actually scientific research to prove why beer is so great. Beer (in moderation) is full of vitamins, can help re-hydrate you after a run, protects your bones, the list goes on! Here is our favorite five benefits of why beer rocks. Ready, set, drink!
It re-hydrates you after a run
Although downing a few cold beverages before a run is considered a bad choice, beer is actually a decent rehydrator. Thanks to the health benefits, nutrients, and water content, beer can absolutely fit into a runner’s diet, whether you’re relaxing after a workout or loading up--on carbs, not beers--before a big race.
It can make you (slightly) smarter
According to: www.menshealth.com a study was completed in the journal Consciousness and Cognition were 40 men watched a movie while completing verbal puzzles to test their problem solving abilities. Although knocking back a few beers won’t make you a genius, it confirmed that the beer-goggled men solved a few seconds faster than their sober friends after only 0.75 percent of alcohol. We’d love to test how brainy we can get after a few pints!
It’s good for your cholesterol
We all know about red wine being the go-to drink when it comes to heart health but according to: www.runnersworld.com it turns out one of the reasons why is its ethanol content which beer also contains. This in turn lowers bad cholesterol and increases good cholesterol. It’s also full of B vitamins, in general, the more malt that’s in the brew, the higher level of B vitamins.
Got a cold? Drink a beer!
Next time you have a cold we’d suggest reaching for a warm beer instead of a whisky as research suggests it’s just as helpful for a cold. When barley is warmed up it provides relief for joint pain, improves blood circulation, boosts your immunity and helps you breath when you feel congested. To prepare it, simply heat a bottle of beer in a double boiler and add four teaspoons of honey.
Beer is a great confidence booster
We’ve all heard of the term beer goggles but British researchers also found the more drinks people consumed, the more confident they found themselves. In the study half of the participants were given beer that was alcoholic and the other half was given non- alcoholic beer. They were then asked to give a speech and afterwards had to mark how they thought they had done in terms of how well they spoke, good they looked and funny they felt. The participants all gave themselves positive results regardless of whether they had the beer goggles on or not.
So results are in! It’s actually good for your self confidence and over-all health to have a beer. But remember the rules: Alcohol isn’t for everyone, and at the end of the day moderation is key. But we’re glad to see that research has proven why it’s okay to have a beer, and if you fancy a beer tonight, have a Kelly's Mountain Brew.