— Reasons Why Beer Is Even Better Than You Thought

Reasons Why Beer Is Even Better Than You Thought

We've decided to round up all the reasons why you should love this awesome drink. It turns out that beer has many uses you may have never known of before. Did you know that in many places in Europe people use it to improve their skin? Read on for more cool facts.

Beer might be more nutritious than other alcohols.

Wine gets all the credit, but beer has just as many antioxidants, according to CNN. What's more, beer is higher in protein and vitamin B. While we wouldn't recommendany alcohol as a health food, if you're planning on having an alcoholic drink, it may as well be one that contains iron, calcium, phosphates and fiber.

Drinking a beer a day could make you age smarter (if you are a woman).

A study in the New England Journal of Medicine showed that women who had one alcoholic drink a day had less cognitive impairment and less decline in their cognitive function compared to women who abstained from any alcoholic beverages. The researchers theorized that alcohol protects the brain by improving blood circulation, reported the Washington Post. And while the subjects of the study benefitted from any alcoholic drink in moderation, why not make it a beer?

Beer could help prevent kidney stones.

Drinking beer could actually help reduce your risk of developing kidney stones, according to a recent study in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. According to that study, men and women who reported drinking a moderate amount of beer reduced their risk of developing a stone by 41 percent. By contrast, drinking soda increased their risk by 23 percent.

Cooking with beer makes food taste so much better.

There's an amazing blogger out there named Jackie who goes by "The Beeroness." On her site she explains her inspiration: "Over the years my fascination with beer has evolved into a fixation with creating recipes that highlight and magnify the flavors that Head Brewers spend so much time developing."

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