It’s 2013 and you’ve probably made some resolutions. Losing some weight, reading more books, getting outdoors more often, maybe taking up a new hobby you’ve been thinking about for a while. Perhaps you should consider drinking more Singha as a resolution (Sure, you can make a New Years resolution after New Years. One month rule, right?). Now, before you go crazy with consuming delicious Singha, let me stress moderation as no one enjoys a hangover. Here are six reasons why, when drinking in moderation, beer can be good for you.
Red wine has been touted as being beneficial for centuries and, recently, science has backed up that claim. But did you know that beer contains just as many healthy antioxidants as red wine and as much as five times as much as white wine. A research paper by Dr. William Ghali of the University of Calgary claimed that drinking 2-3 glasses of beer a day can decrease the risk of heart disease by up to 60%.
Flavonoids Against Cancer
We use three types of hops when brewing Singha. Hops are full of good flavonoids, including one called xanthohumol, which promoates the self-destruction of cancer cells in the breast, ovaries and prostate.
Watch Your Cholesterol
Dr. R. Curtis Ellison, professor of medicine and public health at the Boston University School of Medicine, has done research which shows that alcohol in moderation raises high-density lipoprotein, otherwise known as HDL, which is good cholesterol.
Get Your Fiber
Thanks to the fiber found in the cell walls of malted barley, a liter of beer can have as much as 60% of your daily recommended fiber intake. Sounds like a new saying, “A liter a day keeps the passages cleared away.”
It’s a Hit With the Ladies
A Nurses Healthy study of over 70,000 women between the ages of 25 to 42 were tracked for a link between alcohol and high blood pressure. The study showed that the women who drank moderate amounts of beer had lower blood preeures than those who drank either wine or spirits.
So the next time you find yourself brewing over the decision to enjoy yourself a tall glass of Singha, remember, it might just be best thing you do for your body all day.