The first Friday of August marks the International Beer Day and August 4 marks International Beer Day 2017. Being celebrated since 2007, International Beer Day was first observed in a localized event in Santa Cruz, California. And, it’s now been 10 years and beer lovers across the globe love to be a part of International Beer Day from around 50 countries, 207 cities and 6 continents on planet earth. So what makes beer a go-to drink for many, let’s take a look:
Shields Against Alzheimer’s
After conducting several studies, researchers at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine concluded that Beer contains silicon that protects our brains from dementia. Chances of beer drinkers falling prey to Alzheimer’s are reduced by 23% as silicon restricts aluminium, which is the main cause of Alzheimer’s.
Prevents Kidney Stones
Those hops in beer can actually lower your chances of getting kidney stones as it helps stabilize the release of calcium from our bones beside removing toxins from the body due to its high water content.
Lowers Cholesterol Levels
The beta-glucans in Barley help lower down the cholesterol levels in your body. Thereby if your cholesterol levels are haunting you, it’s time to indulge in some beer-therapy.
Maintains Blood Pressure
According to a study in the Harvard School of Public Health, moderate beer consumption reduces the chances of getting a stroke by 50% and well that’s a remarkable number. Beer prevents blood clots from blocking blood flow to the heart, neck and brain; which may otherwise lead to ischemic stroke.
We’re sure you don’t need more reasons to drink beer, just enjoy these five quotes that we are sure all beer lovers will agree with!
“Whoever drinks beer, he is quick to sleep; whoever sleeps long, does not sin; whoever does not sin, enters Heaven! Thus, let us drink beer!” – Martin Luther
“For a quart of Ale is a dish for a king.” – William Shakespeare
“I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts, and beer.” – Abraham Lincoln
“Without question, the greatest invention in the history of mankind is beer. Oh, I grant you that the wheel was also a fine invention, but the wheel does not go nearly as well with pizza.” – Dave Barry
“Oh, this beer here is cold, cold and hop-bitter, no point coming up for air, gulp, till it’s all–hahhhh.” – Thomas Pynchon