If you drink it in moderation, Beer (just like wine, Spirits, Or other alcohol) can have health benefits.
"The strongest evidence suggests alcohol of any kind can increase good cholesterol, " says Harvard researcher Eric Rimm.
Limit yourself to no more than one drink per day for women, Two drinks per day for men. One drink is 12 ounces of regular beer.
The hops, Yeast, And grains in beer contribute carbohydrates, A small amount of B vitamins, And potassium. But don't plan to get your nutrients from beer, Or to drink beer or any other alcoholic beverage for health benefits. And if you don't drink now, Most health experts don't recommend that you start.
Drinking too much beer, Or any other type of alcohol, Is bad for you.
"Heavy alcohol consumption wipes out any health benefit and increases risk of liver cancer, Cirrhosis, Alcoholism, And obesity, " Rimm says. "Heavy or binge drinkers may have increased risk of stroke, Chronic hypertension, Weight gain, Colon and breast cancer. "