Is Beer Healthy

Is Beer Healthy? An Honest Look at the Science

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The inspiration for this podcast came from an article I wrote a few months back, it was looking at the potential health benefits of drinking beer, and weighing them up against the downsides. The article was fairly interesting to write, and I thought that it might suit podcasting even better. So, is beer healthy? Let’s find out.

Is Beer Healthy?

There is a lot of evidence that light to moderate beer drinking can provide some health benefits, but heavy drinking is guaranteed to cause health issues down the line. In the podcast, I conclude that while beer may well provide some health benefits, it isn’t good practice to think of it as healthy.

Think of it as a nice treat, something to savour and enjoy, but not something to overindulge in. In the same way that having a nice steak every once in a while can provide some excellent health benefits, but that too much steak can lead to weight gain, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease!

Spaten Oktoberfest Bier

For a bit of a change, I decided to have a beer from my Perfect Draft machine during this podcast. A Spaten Oktoberfest beer. I’ve had the Perfect Draft machine for a few months now, and have been really impressed by it.

I love German lagers and pilsners, and Oktoberfest beers are a personal favourite. Though I have learned not to attempt to drink a stein’s worth of it too often. At over 6% abv, it’s just too strong for little old me!

A nice half-pint or two every now and again is a really nice luxury. But after talking about the benefits of light drinking rather than heavy drinking, it seems mad to be getting through a keg of 6% German beer too quickly! The kegs last for 30 days, so I’ve been spreading it out and taking my time.

About the Author Matt Smith

Matt Smith is the owner of Beer N Biceps. He has a degree in Sports Science, 10 years of experience working in the fitness industry, and has written for hundreds of fitness websites. He is a lover of good quality beer and believes that drinking in moderation can form part of a healthy lifestyle.

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