One of the most popular liquor in the world is beer. Who does not know beer? Almost everyone knows it if not all. It is a common beverage in gatherings and celebrations. The beer has also been known to have numerous positive effects on our health when drank in moderation. It has adverse effects though if taken in large amounts for a long period of time and may eventually cause cancer or worse, death. This beverage is made from various ingredients such as water, hops, barley and different kinds of flavorings. The mixture then undergoes a process called fermentation which is done with the help of yeast. There are currently thousands of beers available in the market but there are only three general types of beer. Here are the three types of beer usually differentiated with each other by the way they are fermented and the temperature used in the process.
Ales undergo the process of top fermentation wherein the yeast, for the first few days, floats in the surface before finally settling down in the bottom. They are also stored using higher temperatures than lagers, usually within the range of 65 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit. This type of beer is a popular choice among British islands. Different kinds of ales encompass a variety of flavors and colors. Most though are sweet and tasty and are of a brown color. One popular kind of ale is the stout which is made from dark-roasted barley with no malt and can be purchased in milk, chocolate, oatmeal and other flavors. Other kinds are bitter, pale ale, amber ale, porter, wheat, etc.
Lagers, on the other hand, undergo bottom fermentation wherein the yeast settles immediately to the base without floating to the surface. Unlike with ales, they are kept in lower temperatures usually ranging from 46 to 55 degrees Fahrenheit and this storing process last for weeks or months. The name of this beer was derived from the German word ‘lagern’ which means store. Lagers normally have lighter colors and flavors which are smoother and more filtered than those of ales. A well-known kind of lager is dunkel which has a darker color than most and has a hint of chocolate and coffee flavors. Other kinds are bock, Marzen, pilsner and many more.
The Lambic is the least known of the types of beer. It is different from the other two types in the sense that it uses wild yeast and bacteria during the fermentation process which is done spontaneously. It is a common beverage in certain parts of Belgium. Gueuze, Mars, faro, fruit, and kriek are the common kinds of Lambic beer.
These are the types of beer that can are commonly found in the market. It depends on our individual taste and preferences which do we think is the best among the three.
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Next to mineral water, soda is arguably one of the most popular drinks people all over the world consume for hundreds of years – even dating back as the 1800s. Statistics show that people in the US drink an average of 597 cans of soda pops in a year. The rise of this famous drink started with the grand belief of people about “effervescent waters” and their supposed healing effects. The history of soda comes a long way from its discovery two centuries ago. The fad of this particular kind of drink led to scientists’ discovery of carbon dioxide present in the bubbles of these natural mineral waters.
Historians posit that it was during in the latter part of the 18th century when the first man-made carbonated water was invented. It was Dr. Joseph Priestly who taught of a systematic method on how to infuse carbon dioxide with water in 1767. On the other hand, a chemistry professor named Torbern Bergman also devised an Apparatus that allow the use of sulfuric acid to the creation of carbonated drinks.
Despite these breakthroughs in the manufacturing of carbonated drinks, it was only in 1832 when soda reached popularity in the US Market. A man named John Matthews managed to invent an apparatus that can be used by soda fountain owners to mass produce the said beverages. American pharmacists were tasked to explore and experiment about possible medicinal herbs which can be added to carbonated drinks. They have mixed dandelion, birch barks and other flavors extracted from fruits to these products. Consumers, in effect, liked the variety and variability of these soda pops and the industry of soft drinks grew and flourished.
More than 1,500 US patents were filed for caps, and corks that will be able to keep carbon dioxide or bubbles from going out of the bottle. In 1893, a Baltimore machine shop operator, William Painter, was able to patent the very first successful way of preventing the escape of the bubbles from the bottle. It is called the “Crown Cork Bottle Seal.”
Another major advancement was made in 1899 when a glass-blowing machine was patented to produce bottle containers for the soda pops. Michael Owens, a worker of Libby Glass Company, was the first one to use the glass-forming technique using the machine. Within a couple of years, the production of these glass bottles increased from 1,500 to 57,000 bottles per day.
The next thing people were looking for during that time is the way on how to package and carry these soft-drinks. During the 1920S, six-pack soft drinks carrying cardboard made cartons called “Hom-Paks” were created. Vending machines were also invented that time. The advent of soda pop continues until today. The magazine Beverage Digest reported that the US market demand for carbonated drinks reached up 10.16 billion cases in 2006.
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Beers are produced through the alcoholic fermentation of a malted cereal. It can be with or without other starchy materials where hops have been added. Beer also known as liquid bread is known to many ancient Egyptian civilizations way back in the 4,000 BC.
Nowadays, beers are one of the favorite alcoholic drinks. Out in the market are different types of beers to choose from. Types of beers can be divided into two broad topics the Largers and the Ales.
Ales are the type of sweet and tasty beers. This type of beers has different color shades and varies from pale gold to shady. Rich brown colored beers are based on the grains that are applied in the brewing procedure.
Under ales type of beers are different subtypes and these are the Amber Ale which belong to Belgian Ale and are sweeter due to their excess malt. Another type of Ales is the Bitter that falls under Pale Ales and contains hops that give it a pleasant aroma, Forster’s Special Bitter is one of the best examples. Irish Ale is a beer that is deeply red in color with sweet malty taste. Pale Ale is a light colored alcoholic drink full of malt and hops. Popular example is Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. There is also this Indian Pale Ale that come across as golden or darker in color and has a bitter scent and taste. Porter is also another type of Ales wherein this beer is extremely Dark Ale and is brewed from heavy-roasted malt. One of its famous examples is the Jack Porter. Barley Wine is a type of beer that is very fruity and flavorful with high alcoholic content. Wheat beer on the other hand is also known as weissbier or hefeweizen. It is a refreshing beer with pale color and highly carbonated. Stouts are types of beer that fall under the branch or Dark Ale. This type of beer differs from other since it uses malt free, minimal hops, dark roasted barley, sweet and chocolate scents.
Largers are the most common type of beer preferred by consumers. This type of beer originated from Central European. Common types of larger include Bock which refers to the bottom fermented and has heavier taste than most largers. Dry beer on the other hand refers to beer that originated in Japan. The term dry refers to the amount of unconverted sugar remaining in the beer after fermentation. Of course, who would forget the famous pilsner? Pilsner is the type of beer that originated in Czech Republic with a more prominent hop character than other beers.
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Beer is definitely one of the most famous alcoholic beverages around the world and a lot of people are really drinking it because of its weird yet delicious taste. It is in fact one of the oldest alcoholic beverages which would date from the time of ancient Egyptians. It is made through the process of fermentation and uses ingredients like malt and starch. But nowadays, a lot of changes and innovations have been made in the making of beer and there are different types of beer nowadays. If you want to know some of these types, here are some examples of it.
First on the list is lager. Lager is one of the most common types and it is made by storing it at low temperatures so the yeast would ferment at the bottom. This type of alcoholic beverage is very high in carbon dioxide, light in flavor, and light in color. This type of drink is best for mild drinkers. Second on the list is bock. Bock is a kind of beer that originally came from Germany. It is a bottom fermented beer and has a much stronger taste. Bock is usually made during winter where the weather is really cold so as to produce good quality beer which is then drunk on spring. Third on the list is dry beer. This kind of beer originated in Japan and it is called dry beer because there would be sugar remains that are left unconverted after fermentation. Fourth on the list is pilsner. Pilsner is a kind of beer that is also under the lager type beer. It was developed in Pilsen City which is found in Czech Republic, thus the name pilsner was given to it. Although it is a lager type beer, it can be differentiated because of its hop character. Last but not the least, ale is kind of beer that is very popular in Britain. It is categorized into sub groups which are mild, bitter, pale, stout, and porter. These types are the most flavorful of all beers because they are thoroughly fermented. In addition to that, these beers have lower levels of carbon dioxide content.
Indeed, beer is one of the most popular alcoholic beverages in the world because of its taste and feel. So now that you know some of its types, you might want to consider in trying each one so you will definitely have a good time with your friends and families.
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Beer is probably the most popular beverage in the whole world. It is a common alcoholic drink in almost all countries around the globe. The usual drink during occasions big or small alike is beer. Even with no occasion, you can drink beer at home after a long and tiring day. However, not everyone knows that beer gives drinkers numerous health benefits as long as it is taken moderately and responsibly. There are also various kinds of beers in the market that you can choose from to get those health benefits. What can be considered as the healthiest beer though is the beer which can give you the highest amount of nutrients possible.
The history of beer dates back to thousands of years ago during the time of the Mesopotamians wherein workers are given beer and bread provisions every day. The usual ingredients for making beer are barley, hops and water and the beer undergoes the process of fermentation. Beer in general, lowers bad cholesterol levels, fights cancers and improves the body’s metabolism because of the substance called polyphenols which is found in hops. It is also good for fighting respiratory diseases because of its wheat content. Another good thing about wheat is that it also relieves muscles aches and inflammation. Beer can also lower the chances of having kidney stones. Maybe the best health benefits that beer gives are that it can prevent blood clot formation in the brain which means that there is a lesser chance of having a stroke and it also lowers the possibility of acquiring heart diseases.
During the past few years though, different ingredients were added and incorporated into beer to suit the changing tastes of the market. There is the addition of fresh fruits to add flavor to the beverage. These fruits are usually those who have high Vitamin C content and thus, they can strengthen the immune system. Hemp can also be incorporated in beer which is good for hypertensive people since it reduces the level of blood sugar in the body. Other minerals which can now be found in beer are silicon, which is good for the bones and decreases chances of having osteoporosis, and selenium which can combat cancer since it is an antioxidant.
The healthiest beer is the beer that is low in calories and gives a lot of vitamins and minerals to beer lovers and drinkers. Choosing the healthiest beer for you requires you to make the best and smartest choice among the numerous options you have.
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Generally, when we talk of beer, the first thing that comes up to the mind of people is alcohol, and alcohol from strong drinks is not good for our health. So, this leaves a conclusion that beer is bad for our health. On the other hand, diet is a good thing because it keeps us to stay fit and healthy. Diet helps us burn and shed those extra pounds that we have. Now the question that arises in many is – can beer and diet work together? If they can, how is that possible?
Before we discuss of the facts about how beer and diet can work together, let us first know the positive or benefits that beer can give us. I will not change the fact that beer contains malt and alcohol which are the substances that can make us drunk. But on the other hand, what we don’t realize about beer is it also has health benefits. Do you want to know the health benefits that we can get from beer? Let me start with the general health benefit which is believed that beer can actually prolong your life. Next is beer is good for the heart they say. So, you have a stronger heart which means that you will not be prone to develop heart problems. Another health benefits is beer is a stimulant and it make you pee. So, the more you pee the more you kidney are cleansed which prevent to develop kidney stones. Another great health benefits is based on studies and research is beer can actually reduce cancer risk. It can also boost vitamin levels and it can also guard you against stroke. One more health benefits is it can give you stringer bones because of its silicon content.
Now you see why beer can really works on your diet. It’s either you can drink the beer as is when you are eating your meals, or you can use beers as ingredients to your food. Nowadays, there are recipes that are beers based like when marinating meat. Chefs have figured out how to use beer in a healthy way. So, enjoy your beer and your food at the same time without worrying about your health. But of course, I would still advice you to drink moderately. Do not let yourself get drunk with beer especially if you are driving. Most of the accidents are caused by the influence of alcohol in the body. Alcohol can make you feel weak that you lose control over yourself.
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Beer is probably the most popular among all beverages. May it be small or big gatherings, there is always beer present. There is also almost always a stock of beer inside every home’s refrigerator for those who like watching TV and drinking beer while sitting on the couch late at night. Aside from the pleasure its taste gives, there are also health effects of beer that we should be aware of.
A number of studies have been conducted on the effects of beer to the human body. It has been found that it can prevent certain diseases especially of the heart and of the circulatory system. Beer reduces the risk of acquiring heart diseases such as coronary heart disease, atherosclerosis and heart failure to name a few. The chances of having ischemic stroke which is caused by a clot in the blood vessel can be lessened through drinking beer. The decline of cognitive and thinking skills in old age can also be prevented. Beer also stimulates appetite and digestion and increases the level of good cholesterols.
However, we have only identified the positive health effects of beer. There are always two sides to things which mean that the beer also has negative health effects to our bodies. Long-term drinking of beer can result to malnutrition since the beer deprives the body of certain nutrients. It can also result to stomach ulcers since it increases the level of H. pylori bacteria in the body which is the cause of gastrointestinal ulcers. Drowsiness, blackouts, vomiting, diarrhea, irregular heartbeat, insomnia, memory loss, high blood pressure, pancreatitis, liver cancer and many more are common negative effects of drinking beer.
Pregnant and nursing mothers should also avoid drinking beer or any alcohol at all. There may be severe complications that can happen to both the baby and the mother. The baby can have behavioral and developmental disorders after birth. Drinking beer, while breastfeeding, can also reduce milk production and may affect the baby’s pattern of sleep and muscular and mental coordination.
It must be kept in mind that drinking beer can be good for the body if it is in moderation. A bottle or two a day is enough and more than this can be harmful already. Excessive amounts of beer and long-term use can result to dangerous illnesses which can eventually lead to death. Too much of anything is never good. By drinking moderately and responsibly, we can reap the benefits that the beer can give.
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Soda is one of the most popular and best seller types of beverages. You can buy it anywhere. Every time you eat at fast-food chains, they will serve you meals with soda. But some people may be familiar with the effects of soda in their body or health but because of its taste, they forget how soda could hurt their health. Often, people drink soda as a replacement for water to quench their thirst. Soda can actually quench your thirst plus the fact that it has flavor. But now, I know that you want to know what the health effects of soda are? Here are the top health effects of soda in your body.
Obesity & Diabetes
I have witness this effects with my dad, my dad was addicted to soda. He drinks 8 to 12 can of soda a day. He doesn’t drink water anymore because he drinks soda instead. The result was he became obese and he had developed diabetes. Now he is suffering some symptoms of diabetes as he gets older and older, that’s why drinking too much soda won’t do any good. It will only cause serious sickness to develop. It’s not bad to drink soda as long as it is controlled. Soda contain high amount of calories and calories we all know that it turns to fats once it accumulates in your body.
Increase Gastric Acid
Sodas are high in acid level. If you drink too much this could affect your gastric acid and could result to upset stomach. If the level of acid in your stomach increases you are at risk to have gastric pain due to too much acidity. I myself have experience this kind of pain and don’t want to experience it again. I’ve been feeling the pain for one whole day and the feeling is like you’re having a LBM, gas pain, nausea, and loss of appetite. Especially if you are drinking that you haven’t eat any solid food. Your stomach won’t be able to bear the acid from the soda you drink.
Sodas also contain caffeine and caffeine has bad effects to the body. Caffeine would normally target the cerebral cortex and the brain stem in the central nervous system. If you take too much caffeine like 100-200 mg would result to increase alertness and wakefulness, faster and clearer flow of thought, increased focus, and better body and general coordination. It could also result to restlessness, a loss of motor control, headaches, and dizziness. However if you take more than that, this could result to mush worse effect like insomnia, agitation, tremors, and rapid breathing. Caffeine can also affect your heart because it dilates the vessels which cause increase blood pressure, increase gastric acid production, boost the metabolic rates, and it’s addictive.
Now, that you have a idea how soda could affect your health, I hope that you would start to control your soda intake.
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Have you heard of beer pairing? You may be familiar with wine and cheese paring? Beer pairing is also similar to that because you should know what food and cheese to pair for your beer. Or, for some cook or chef, the use of beers plays a very significant factor especially with their dishes. There are dishes that require the use of beers to make it more delicious. But, the critical factor of that is you need to know what beer to use with specific food that you will be cooking. Wrong choice of beer could result to a disaster dish.
That’s why food experts and chefs provide some information about how to properly pair beer to food. If you check the internet, you can find charts that give you ideas about sets of food and the right type of beer to pair with. For example with vegetables; you can use white beers, siasons & ipas, and lamb & berries; for soft cheese; you can use Belgian Ales and siasons & ipas; for fish; pilsners and lamb & berries; for white meat; pilsners and Golden Ales and Specials; for red meat; pilsners, Golden Ales and Specials, Belgian Ales, and Tripels Abbeys & Trappists; for sweets; Belgian Ales, Quadrupels & Stouts, and sweet beers; and so on…
Now those are just sample of beer pairing that you can do with your food. There are different ways to pair beer with your food. This information is very important to those people who want to start food business like restaurants. You need to be well informed with these matters so you can also educate your staffs and customers. You also need to serve the best food to your customers and beers could be the secret of providing your customers the best food that they can only eat in your restaurant. So, if you are planning to start a restaurant where you will be serving beers, you need to know how to match or pair your food from your beers. Your customers will be happy to know that you are serving them the best food that would satisfy not only their taste but also the money that they will pay.
Now you see that it’s not easy to pair beers to food. You need to know the specific food and beer that would match each other. Always refer to the internet for more ideas about this and you can even print a chart for your own copy.
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Celebrating with your friends and families is always a fun and enjoyable thing to do. This is the time where you get to relax from your worries and cares. But for every occasion irregardless of what it is, there is always that one thing that has been in every gathering or celebration, and that is beer. It is the kind of beverage that has stormed through the test of time because even in the medieval ages, you can see that beer has been one of the major beverage preferences. So how did this even start? How did this kind of drink come into being? Here is a brief history of beer.
This beverage is the first alcoholic drink made by humans. Although its specific origins are unknown, it was said that it was first made by people in the farming era. The first ingredients which people made beer from were grain and water. They were very much in love with beer that it somehow served as a factor to stop living a nomadic life. Basically speaking, one factor that made them pursue agriculture was because of beer. In fact, they already knew how to make beer before making bread. For every culture, different ingredients for beer were used and they had their own mixes. For example, in the African region, crops such as maize and cassava were used to make beer. In Asia, the Chinese people had wheat as a major ingredient. In Japan, they had rice beer which is one of the most famous beverages today. Lastly, Egyptians used barley as their ingredients for beer. Beer was not only a beverage in the lives of the ancient people but it was also part of their traditions and practices. For example, in the Babylonian civilization, it was said that beer or mead was provided for the groom by the bride’s father. The groom would receive beer from the father-in-law a month after the wedding and he could drink as much as he can. In their culture, the month after the wedding was called the honey month so that is why they would give the groom mead or honey beer.
Indeed, beer has been a part of the lives of many people regardless of their era. Even in the ancient times, we can see that it has been part of their culture and until now, we can still see many people making beer as part of their traditions. So if you try to think that beer is just a drink, it is not, but it is a part of history.
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If there is such a thing as the bestselling drinks in the world that would be soda drinks. Soda can be bought anywhere. You can buy it at grocery stores, convenient stores, vending machines, and etc. Soft drinks are known to be a replacement for water when people get thirsty. One of the reasons why people choose soft drinks over water it’s simply because it has a different taste and it also quench your thirst. Soft drinks or soda drinks are sold in a form of a bottle, plastic bottles, and now you can have them in can. Soda drinks has been there for centuries already and people have been consuming it since then. Soft drinks are a perfect match when you are taking your snacks like chips or sandwich. Other people consume soft drinks during their meals because soft drinks can give you that satisfying feeling and the acid also helps in dissolving the food that you have eaten.
If you check the history of soda, it actually started in the year 1798. People from that time have started to consume soda drinks and because of its great taste, the popularity of soda have increase dramatically and manufacturers are doing their best to produce the best soda that could meet the taste and satisfaction of its consumer. Now, soda drinks is very popular anywhere in the world. They are available at any fast-food chain, restaurants, and food-courts. Soda is perfect when it icy cold because it also gives you that brain freeze. And believe me, it can really quench thirst. But the sad part about soda drinks is it can also hurt your health when you consume too much. Sodas like Cola drinks have caffeine that could cause the addiction. The caffeine also adds to the energy level. And soda drinks contain sugar which sometimes could cause or trigger diabetes to develop if you consume too much. That’s why it is not advisable to consume soda drinks everyday because it can also hurt your health.
So, try to minimize your soda consumption to prevent unwanted sickness to develop. It’s not bad to drink soda but we need to have a control over it. Now you see that soda drinks have both advantages and disadvantages. It will always depend on us. But there are people who don’t drink soda because they are scared for what it can do to their health especially the caffeine.
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Learning about the different types of beer can be among the best things you can do since you can at least pick the right one as you learn its types. Listed here are some of these types that you can make yourself familiar with. To begin with, mild beer; this is best for those who have just tried drinking beer. It is generally a dark beer developed in the mid-19th century. Thus, it is cheaper and sweeter alternative to the dark ales and porters present at the time. You may enjoy drinking this since there are no strong effects on you.
On other hand, if you are beer drinker for a long time then you might as well as try the bitter type. This bitter is a type of ale, originally derived from pale ale. A stronger version has become a popular bottled beer over the years. You can purchase this through various stores nearby your area. The main ingredient is malted barley, with hops only added to improve the keeping properties and give a distinctive smell and taste. Bitter covers a wide variety of taste, aroma and appearance. You may also want to try some pale ale. This type is generally a light beer, similar to light mild ale. This can also be best for those who are not beer drinker.
Furthermore, porter is a type of ale which has a malting aroma and hop bitterness. It is generally strong and dark and brewed with soft rather than hard water. This can be among the best kind of beer that you can drink during occasions. You may want to serve this in special occasions where there are people around having fun. What you just need to do is to have the best time while it still last.
As you choose any of these types, you need to bear in mind that moderation is still the very key in enjoying this drink. It is a remote possibility that you can have the best time when you know for a fact that you are having too much of this. If in any cases, you feel any discomfort then you need to at least think about refraining from drinking this. You also need to make sure that you have someone with you so you can just be reminded on what to do. With these reminders you can certainly have the best time of your life.
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Every year, Americans guzzle down billions of gallons of soda. Soda is clearly one of the most popular beverage choices, but it is important for people to be cognizant of the fact that sodas do a lot more harm than good. Sodas are extremely high in sugar. Sugar mixes with plaque to form a bacteria that can cause tooth decay. Therefore, excessive soda drinking can lead to tooth decay. Not only can soda cause tooth decay, but it can also damage the enamel because of its high acid content.
There have been a number of studies done where a tooth has been placed in soda and left there overnight. The results of the studies have all shown that the soda caused significant damage to the tooth enamel. It is important to note that diet sodas are no better than regular sodas. Diet sodas do not contain any sugar, but they are still very acidic.
Obesity is another one of the potential health effects of soda. The number of obese people in America has increased at an alarming rate over the past couple of decades. Sodas are high in calories, but they are lacking in many of the essential nutrients that people need to stay healthy.
Studies have shown that people who drink sodas every day are more likely to be obese. Even though sodas can contribute to obesity, it is important to note that there are other factors that can cause a person to become obese. Some of those factors include a sedentary lifestyle, poor diet and genetic.
Drinking soda can also weaken the bones. Soda reduces the amount of calcium in the bones. Calcium is the nutrient that helps keep the bones strong. That is why people who drink sodas are at an increased risk for breaking a bone.
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Beer contains anywhere from four to six percent alcohol. The effects that beer has on your health are contingent upon whether you drink it in moderation or in excess. If you drink beer in moderation, then you can potentially reap a number of health benefits. There was a study done in 2011 by a group of researchers in Italy. The study had analyzed data that had been collected from over 200,000 people.
The results of the study showed that people who drank a pint of beer every day were able to reduce their risk of developing heart disease by up to 31 percent. On the other hand, the subjects who drank heavily increased their risk of developing heart disease.
Beer can help reduce the risk of heart disease by raising good cholesterol, or HDL. HDL helps prevent plaque buildup by cleaning out the arteries. There have also been studies done to confirm that drinking beer can help lower blood pressure. High blood pressure is another major risk factor for heart disease. However, excessive beer drinking can increase the risk of hypertension.
A reduced risk of cancer is another one of the positive health effects of beer. There was a study done that showed that marinating steak in beer can reduce the number of carcinogens in the steak by up to 70 percent. Carcinogens are agents that can cause problems. Eat the garcinia cambogia fruit results to fight this off. Additionally, beer contains antioxidants that can help reduce the risk of cancer.
However, it is important to note that heavy drinking can increase the risk of several cancers, including liver cancer, mouth cancer, breast cancer and pancreatic cancer. The bottom line is that if you want to reap the benefits of beer, then you need to drink in moderation. Having one or two beers per day is an example of moderate alcohol consumption.
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The term “beer gut” is quite ingrained into our society, so much so that many people think that all beer is unhealthy and that abstaining from drinking will result in a better lifestyle. To some degree this is true since, just as with many other diet choices, too much of any one thing will be harmful. Choosing certain beer and diet plans, however, as a moderate indulgence do no harm and can be beneficial to losing or maintaining body weight. If weight management is where you struggle try Green Coffee Bean Extract to try and boost your metabolism and help shed the unwanted beer gut.
Since beer is brewed from cereal grains (wheat, rice, and barley), it contains the same nutrition that you would find from breads and pastas made with the same material. The calorie content of most beers is fairly high, coming in at between two and four hundred calories per serving. This means that a single bottle can be the equivalent of eating an entire baked potato. Substitute carbohydrates in your meal for a beer if you want a balanced diet, by holding off on starchy meal additions in favor of a cold one. Light beers are marketed as having fewer calories, so those watching their intake can switch to light beer to enjoy more than one or two drinks. This beer, however, is made from simple carbs, meaning that it negates the health advantages that richer beers offer with complex carbohydrates.
Beer has some advantages towards healthy lifestyles. Since the alcohol within beer is the most compact form of energy that humans can metabolize, it provides (nearly instantly) enough energy to perform physical activities. This energy is counteracted by the actual weight of the beer itself as well as the other effects of alcohol in your system. This means that you should never drink a beer before working out, but in the cool down after a workout it can help get the necessary energy to your muscles faster for better regeneration.
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