Proof is powered by Vocal creators. You support Lacey Clark by reading, sharing and tipping stories... more

Proof is powered by Vocal.
Vocal is a platform that provides storytelling tools and engaged communities for writers, musicians, filmmakers, podcasters, and other creators to get discovered and fund their creativity.

How does Vocal work?
Creators share their stories on Vocal’s communities. In return, creators earn money when they are tipped and when their stories are read.

How do I join Vocal?
Vocal welcomes creators of all shapes and sizes. Join for free and start creating.

To learn more about Vocal, visit our resources.

Show less

For the Love of Beer

It's More Beneficial Than You Thought

Photo from: San Diego Tourism Authority

Almost everyone has a favorite beverage. Soda, water, red wine, tea, or beer. Conveniently enough for those who love to have a beer or two here and there, it can be beneficial. A beer a day for a woman, and up to two beers a day for a man can have some amazing side effects you will appreciate! Thanks to science and the good people who felt the need to study it, they have found some great health benefits that I will share with you today.

As unbelievable as it may sound, there has been a study done in Italy with 200,000 subjects proving that drinking at least a pint of beer a day had 31 percent reduced chance of heart disease. Luckily enough, beer has natural antioxidants called phenols. However, drinking beer at a high rate and not kept to a moderate intake can actually increase the risk of heart disease, so be careful!  

For those of you who have seen a loved one fall prisoner to the disease known as Alzheimer’s and pray you don't end up with it as well, you are in luck. Beer has remarkably shown the ability to protect against Alzheimer's. Researches at a college in Chicago have analyzed several studies and have come to the conclusion that moderate beer drinkers are 23% less likely to form dementia or any cognitive impairment, such as Alzheimer's. This seems to be because of the silicon content in beer has the ability to protect the brain from harmful effects of high amounts of aluminum in the body, which are one of the possible causes of Alzheimer's. 

In 2011, Harvard performed a study with 38,000 middle-aged men. Those who drank one or two beers daily had a 25 percent reduced risk of developing diabetes. The alcohol content in beer increases the insulin sensitivity, which helps prevent the disease. For those who do have diabetes, it is actually a good idea to incorporate beer into your diet due to beer being a good source of soluble fiber. So drink up, my friends!

I could proceed on and on about the many benefits of drinking beer at a moderate rate. The three benefits I have gone into depth about are just a few. Beer can also help prevent kidney stones, reduce the risk of cancer, and even help treat those of you with dandruff! Beer can be a good friend of yours if treated well, folks. Just drink with caution and with the idea in mind that you are, indeed, helping yourself out in the long run for drinking beer moderately. With this being said, drink safely, people. I hope this has helped you understand the benefits of beer drinking.

Now Reading
For the Love of Beer
Read Next
Reasons You Need a Wine Fridge