Our hearts skipped a beat when we heard the news: reports are coming in from around the world that beer can be good for you. Go ahead—rub your eyes and read it again—beer, that glorious, effervescent elixir, is good for your health.
These proclamations aren’t propaganda! They come from legit studies and prestigious journals. Of course, too much of any one thing is never a good thing, so remember—all things in moderation. Read on to learn how a daily brew (or two!) can improve your life.
1. Drinking beer can make you thin.
Seriously—is this the best news of all? In his book The Diet Myth, Tim Spector (a King’s College, London, professor of genetic epidemiology) offers that high ABV brews, particularly of the Belgian variety, are good for gut bacteria and aid in better digestion, which should help with weight loss. Brilliant!
2. Drinking beer can make you smart.
Well, to prevent cognitive decline in women, at least. The New England Journal of Medicine published a study that showed one drink each day resulted in women retaining their mental faculties as they aged. Couldn’t hurt for guys to give it a go, either. Raise a glass!
3. Drinking beer can make you strong.
We’re not talking “beer muscles” here, the unfortunate phenomenon that can befall beer guzzlers late in the evening (and usually at a bar). We’re talking your bones. Researchers at the University of California at Davis found quaffing up to two beers a day builds bone mineral density thanks to beer’s dietary silicon content. Cheers!
4. Drinking beer can protect your brain.
Hoppy beer, that is, according to the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry. A study looked at Xanthohumol, found in hops, and saw it protected the brain from degenerative disorders, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. We’ll drink to that!
5. Drinking beer can help your heart.
We know red wine has been crowned the heart-healthy king. But make room for beer, your highness—and that advice hails from Italy’s Fondazione di Ricerca e Cura. Its study found those enjoying one pint a day had a 42 percent lower risk of heart disease compared to non-drinkers. Belly up!
Convinced it’s cool to hoist a brew daily? We’re in, and would like to recommend our Luigi Bormioli Birrateque collection, beer glasses crafted to bring out the best in each style of beer. The entire collection is carefully made in conjunction with the prestigious Italian Centro Studi Assaggiatori, international specialists in food and beverage sensory analysis. They shine beautifully thanks to our proprietary SON.hyx that strengthens while keeping the glass brilliant. SON.hyx also keeps them dishwasher-safe and ultra-clear through 4,000 dishwasher cycles. Like all Luigi Bormioli products made with SON.hyx, they carry a 25-Year Guarantee that guards against chipping on the rim or foot, as well as discoloration or cloudiness resulting from washing. (Did we mention they’re lead-free and eco-friendly, too?)
Here’s to your health!
At Luigi Bormioli, we take pride in our Italian-crafted, superior quality glassware. Your glasses, created using our proprietary SON.hyx ultra-clear formula, will retain their brilliant and transparent appearance and are backed by our 25-year guarantee that guards against chipping on the rim or foot, as well as discoloration or cloudiness resulting from washing. You will enjoy their beauty, durability and strength for many years to come. We aim to enhance your tabletop lifestyle and entertaining experience with a glass for every occasion. When the moment matters, the glass matters.