I Drink Beer to be Healthy, So Should You... Or Face the Consequences \nOkay I know you what you are thinking…..what consequences? But this is real! People actually reap health benefits from drinking beer. I am not a doctor, but I know a few and they can’t dispute these facts. \n \nBeer is more Nutritious than Other Alcoholic Drinks. \nWine has always claimed to be healthier because of the antioxidants, but beer has just as many. The benefits are different because of the favonoids in barley and hops but just as beneficial. \nBeer also has higher protein and vitamin B than wine. \n\nEven better, beer contains calcium, phosphates, fiber and iron. \n\nA huge added bonus is that drinking beer moderately reduces risk of heart attacks, strokes and heart disease. \n\nBeer also reduces your risk of developing kidney stones since beer contains hops which are rich in kidney health-promoting phytochemicals. \n\nHaving Digestion Issues? Swap the Mueslix for a Beer...\n\nThe female flowers of the hop plant give the beer its tangy and bitter taste. Those bright green buds are full of chemicals called bitter acids that have an array of health side effects. \n\nBitter acids are an extremely powerful inflammation fighters. One of the bitter acids called humulone shows promise of preventing and treating viral respiratory infections.\n\nThese same bitter acids in beer improve digestion. The bitter acids triggered the release of gastric acid from the stomach cells. The more bitter the beer the more gastric acid released. Gastric acid is key for both digestion process but also for the control of growth of very dangerous gut bacteria. \n\nAnother bitter acid, lupulone, wiped out tumors in rats with colon cancer when they consumed it in their drinking water. \n\nFuel your Bones with Beer. \n\nBeer is a excellent source of silicon, which is important for building and healthy strong bones. The form of this mineral that is found in beer is called orthosilicic acid and it is extra easy for the body to metabolize. \nSo which type of beer style should you choose for the best benefits to your bones? \n\nTry an India Pale Ale. IPAs and other beers with loads of malted barley and hops are the best beer sources of silicon. \n\nBeer helps you keep a healthier mouth. \nYou know that slimyish stuff that collects on your teeth if you haven't brushed in a while? It's called biofilm, and beer can keep it from forming and even help remove it completely. Bacteria that form biofilm also promote tooth decay and gum disease. \n\nEven the weakest extract of beer tested blocked the activity of bacteria associated with gum disease and tooth decay. So if you are trapped without a toothbrush handy, grab a cold one to protect your chiclets. \n\nConvinced yet? Here are just a few of the amazing health benefits of consuming a few pints of beer a day. Drink up and get your daily dose of beer vitamins!