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Beer: 5 Benefits and 5 Disadvantages

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The pros and cons of drinking beer

The pros and cons of drinking beer

Is Beer Really That Bad for You?

Beer is one of the oldest and most popular alcoholic beverages in the world. Ancient Greek physician Paracelsus is even attributed with saying, "A little bit of beer is divine medicine." But although many people attest to the benefits of this yeasty beverage, just as many can tell you the consequences of a drink or two too many.

So is it good for you or not? Read about its advantages and negative side effects and make your own decision.

The Benefits of Beer

Drinking beer has benefits for your heart, nutrition, kidneys, and bones.

Drinking beer has benefits for your heart, nutrition, kidneys, and bones.

First, let's look at beer's benefits.

  1. Provides vitamins, minerals, and flavonoids. Beer is rich in many B-group vitamins and minerals such as magnesium. The barley and hops used in the production of beer are rich in flavonoids, which have powerful antioxidant effects.
  2. Lowers risk of coronary heart disease (CHD). There is quite strong evidence that light-to-moderate alcohol consumption has cardio-protective properties. Many studies demonstrate a lower coronary heart disease incidence among moderate beer drinkers. Moderate drinkers are at lower risk of CHD-related mortality than both heavy drinkers and abstainers. The vitamin B6 in beer also seems to prevent the alcohol-induced rise in blood homocysteine, a probable heart disease risk factor.
  3. Helps produce good cholesterol. Moderate alcohol drinking affects many processes in the body, one of which is the significant increase in HDL cholesterol—the good cholesterol. There is evidence supporting beer's cardio-protective effect and its help in altering the ratio of beneficial HDL cholesterol to LDL cholesterol.
  4. Reduces risk of kidney stones. Beer consumption may reduce the risk of developing kidney stones. Finnish researchers found that there was a 40% lower risk of kidney stones in beer drinkers.
  5. Protects against radiation. Japanese researchers found that beer helps reduce chromosomal damage from radiation exposure.

The Negative Side Effects of Drinking Beer

However, drinking beer also has downsides for your central nervous system, attention, heart burn, blood pressure, and waistline.

However, drinking beer also has downsides for your central nervous system, attention, heart burn, blood pressure, and waistline.

And now some of the negative effects you may expect from regular beer drinking:

  1. "Beer belly." Heavy beer drinking may promote abdominal obesity (the so-called "beer belly") in men.
  2. Heartburn. Beer contains powerful stimulants of gastric acid secretion and may provoke gastroesophageal reflux and cause heartburn.
  3. High blood pressure. Daily beer consumption (approximately 40 g of alcohol) may increase blood pressure.
  4. Intoxication and dehydration. Alcohol is a dehydrating agent and downer that reduces activity of the central nervous system. High amounts of alcohol can turn into dehydration, intoxication, and hangover.
  5. Impairment of driving-related skills. Even small amounts of alcohol can have adverse effects on attention and motor skills. Many serious accidents are alcohol related.


suri on June 29, 2020:

good for health

haha on August 26, 2019:

It is bad of course ever

Arish on November 11, 2018:

what beer is good for health....... on October 23, 2018:

Dark beer is the best. Never cared much for the lighter beers. Don’t like to be drunk, so I never drink more than two, on any night.

Abdul barek on March 01, 2018:

I don't drink,but I have known from this, that, it's a batter procidur for health.

harsh on February 12, 2018:

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what beer is good for health

Kamal on August 30, 2017:

Beer is so bitter.

lslkfsnoroekfjgksl on November 19, 2016:

i just got on here for my project research and this page was actually good i got an "A" :)

kumar on September 25, 2016:

Drinking 2 beers in a week is good

Mithun Sarkar on July 20, 2016:

I want to drink 1 bottle beer per day...but it is verry costly for me...

fatima on May 04, 2016:

Drinking beer every day it's good for health

Abdul Momin on September 18, 2015:

Bad for you

dhananjay on September 07, 2015:

cheers drink beer save water

asif on September 06, 2015:

without bear life is uncomplete

saikat majumder on September 04, 2015:

a small amount of beer can give us a batter life..

so don't loos it, just enjoy your life ///

sayan das on July 28, 2015:

Beer is good for health. We should drink bt not regularly it may harm ur body....

Dinesh on July 14, 2015:

Beer is harmful for sex life

NEERU on June 11, 2015:

1 beer per day is good .........

Priyank on May 29, 2015:

Its Cool if taken in good manner...... ☺☺

manoj on May 13, 2015:

Not bad is good for health I'm 3 year experiean

Rajat Agarwal on April 12, 2015:

its not bad to take two pack of beer twice in a weak. .....

bt not more. .....

Mindi jatt on March 30, 2015:

Kingfisher draught beer full ghant

pramod ... on December 04, 2014:

iam drinking beer alternat day sometime it helps me to forget the tension... any side effects ...pls sugset me...

harsh tiwari on November 20, 2014:

gad mar maro pine walo ka

r★ v on November 18, 2014:

Drink not drink wine...

r★ v on November 18, 2014:

Drink not drink wine...

Anil Kumar on November 03, 2014:

Jo v bear piye usse pakar ke bahot pito agar wo garh pe drink kar ke nautanki karta ho.agar isse pine se jhagra na ho to phir theek hai.

chandran on October 17, 2014:


radha on October 06, 2014:

Just shut up and complete ur beer

vikas singh on September 23, 2014:

Beer is very bad for our health so you use only pomegranate yarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr okkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

shubham on July 25, 2014:

Hiiiiiii everybody bear is good for our health if use by us in limits. So drinking bear has pros n cons....... .

Ernest on July 15, 2014:

I heaven there is no beer ....

nagaraju on July 04, 2014:

weakly two to three beers is better to health not more then

abhishek on June 24, 2014:

It is reduce to skin problem

siddharth on June 10, 2014:

choose one brand of beer and keep a limit. not to over 2

Chauhan on May 31, 2014:

lots of things in this world are unhealthy for your health but who cares... so drink beer n njoy.....

tamal on May 12, 2014:

Have beer mix with whisky, then only you feel little risky, otherwise beer is a lady drink man

Jitender Kumar Chaurasia on May 11, 2014:

It's make a Brain to forget when you drink a lOt.....!

Zam on March 30, 2014:

It's make a Brain to forget when you drink a lOt.....!

vijay on March 21, 2014:

it,s not good.

sachin tyagi on March 10, 2014:

its awesome... but it makes me fatty...

jack on February 10, 2014:

If We Should Not Drink Beer then What should be drink Baby Kiran

Moganzy on January 12, 2014:

Drink it moderation. It has a variety of health benefits, but excessive in-take of beer on daily basis can severely damage your liver.

DEvi-kalyani on December 29, 2013:

i am with Ravi sir it is very delicious but when the ravi sir gon i drink beer ravi sir not delicious but beer is delicious this is dhevi.............

Pulli Raju on December 29, 2013:

When i am with girl friend i am so sincere but i break up with a girl i have interested about a beer i forgotten the girl but i didn't forget the beer..................street boys drink beer......... be happy don't marry.......... from Pulli Raaaaaaaju

Narre on December 29, 2013:

In a Beer there is more kick when i drink it very delicious to us Save Water Drink Beer..............................,,,,,,,,,,,don't forget all drinking boys

munna(a) on December 29, 2013:

don't waste a time to drink a beer it kill us 5 hours maximum a day bee safe From (Hunters Munna)...........................................................

akshay on December 28, 2013:

Beer is healthy to a limited extend...but overconsumption is injurious friends be safe ...nd jai ho..

CHIRAG on November 11, 2013:


prashant ruhil on August 29, 2013:

Drink Beer and enjoy your life

niks on August 08, 2013:

U all R Great

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tonyjosephdaniel on April 17, 2013:

dear friends i am now 33 age and i started drinking beer from the age 23

i always thinks beer is harmless when com pared with other alcoholic drinks...but before a year i got some serious physical troubles.i usually drink nearly 4 bottle(650*4) mostly kf adviced me to check the liver function test...and the result was too i stopped the beer drinking completely for 2 months .no the result is o.k...but i want to tell all the young guys never prefer beer too much...

payal on March 29, 2013:


I drink 1 beer in every alternative day will it damage to lever?? I tried everything to quite beer but without success.

i normally drink kf or budeiser Could you advise wise beer is best n diskless,,

trinity on March 12, 2013:

beer is bad 4 u don't drink any

kaka on March 07, 2013:


munna on February 26, 2013:

drinking or possesion of alcoholic beverage is very even don't try all

ajay on January 18, 2013:

i like beer ..but afraid also ,,,, is this harmfulll ??? , what to do .. Drink or not .any way i m feeling better when i m in good mood and bottle in hand . Not in tention .it sucks

linn on January 07, 2013:

sometimes .... alcohol is the answer for all problems !!!!

gve a try :P

SWEETY on January 05, 2013:


don on November 30, 2012:

piyoooo or pine dooo.....................

prasanth on November 24, 2012:

drinking beer give relax

prince on November 23, 2012:

dekho yaar life ek baar milthi beer piyo mast raho....apko pasand hain piyo nahi tho chodo magar kisi insaan ki baat sunkar math chodna!!!!!!!!!!!!

Deepak on September 29, 2012:

Anythings which contents alcohol is injurious to health, so avoid drinking beer.

shnaya on September 10, 2012:

beer is my day beer is my night without this my life is soooooooooooooo like parooo

rajyasri on September 09, 2012:

its gud 4 health....... wen u r limitat having.

Ruchi shah on September 02, 2012:

Beer is a drink to relif u r stress n consume it as less u can minimum 330ml. n not more than 660ml.. i.e., 1bottle.. can anybody says.? which beer is BEST??????

dev on August 30, 2012:

beer is good i m daily use 1 lire beer 1 botal and 1 cane tab milta hai muje chain

lolu on August 28, 2012:

bear is good for health and give power to do more guys rock it!!!!!!

sam on August 19, 2012:

it's a first step to hell

nithya on August 15, 2012:

if you drink the beer alone you will feel the bitter taste.. but if you drink it with friends it taste better and you really enjoy the drink.... happy party time

Vikas on July 01, 2012:

Beer buri cheez hai..isse peeke khatm kren....

akshay on June 29, 2012:

beer is good for health it increased my weight and making me healthy

Aalok on June 27, 2012:

Beer is really good,but in limit

jj on June 26, 2012:

at last night i drink PAJERO BEER 500 ML. at that night i have the chest pain .. god help me from chest pain

Rohit on June 26, 2012:

I know beer will change the world, but don't know how the new world will look like.

But honestly i like it.

sam on June 21, 2012:

although beer has some benefits but it does contain alcohol which is not good for our health

so plzzz stop drinking beer...

veeru on June 18, 2012:

depends on u r mind.

sachin on June 14, 2012:

aank khulne se phle beer bnd hone se phle beer!.......????? ye hi to life ka mja h dear that why i want beer

vikas on June 11, 2012:

beer is very good in sex

Celebass on June 03, 2012:

Till morrow beer remains good, but remember modration is a virtue

ranjeet on June 02, 2012:

what is d advantages in bear anybdy has idea frndz......plz tel us

ranjeet on June 02, 2012:

what is d advantages in bear anybdy has idea frndz......plz tel us

Pinky on May 30, 2012:

Mast hoke piyo BEER....Tension nahi lene ka....

bond on May 22, 2012:

Pls drink beer & the save water.

shahid on May 20, 2012:

Guys i think all alcoholic drink increase our uric acid and its very painful deaseas really im suffring

mangal singh on May 18, 2012:

all people should try

Tanveer on May 11, 2012:

Dnt play with ur lives.. I hve taken beer 4 times n my lyf bt i thnk this s 2 bad...

DOGRA on May 10, 2012:



faheem on May 07, 2012:

no good for health

Athikho on May 07, 2012:

Idk....But I believed that drinking Beer has both advantage and disadvantage..So I drink-ed twice in a week...!!!

rocky on May 06, 2012:

beer is like my bed tea.

Shivani on May 03, 2012:

why dese rascalsssssssssssssss hav made beer to spoil other life

shankar on May 01, 2012:

Beer is good for health.

nimmi on April 30, 2012:

Im lovin it

Velu on April 27, 2012:

I drink beer , I like drinking beer, but i cant control drinking beer, how to control it, any one can advise me????

Randzo siwela on April 24, 2012:

Alcohol is bad 4 ur health, especilly wen u hv too mch of it, if u stil ok @ da moment, effects r stil gona occure in future

Alan on April 19, 2012:

Buy me one n il ley u no

Lingraj jhapure on April 19, 2012:

Beer is my god and bar is my jannat2

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