ASK BACCHUS: Is Beer Really Good For You?

What are the health benefits of drinking beer?

Beer does help you live longer. It's no Lie!

And that's just one of the health benefits of this bubbling brew. So drink up at Bacchus today, it's Tap Tuesday. See below for a list of the benefits from beer:

  1. LIVE LONGER Virginia Tech researchers found that regular, moderate beer drinkers were 19% less likely to die during a given time period than people who never touch a drop. Drinking high-power brews such as Leffe (a German beer) could actually make you thin – as well as really, really pissed. So, another benefit is:
  2. GET THIN A new book, The Diet Myth by King’s College London Professor Tim Spector, claims that everything we know about losing weight is wrong – and that drinking Belgian beer is actually good for your gut bacteria, which can aid efficient digestion.

  3. FIGHT CANCER An ingredient in beer can even help your body to fight cancer.

    Xanthohumol – a flavonoid found in hops – is an antioxidant which inhibits cancer-causing enzymes.

  4. STAY SHARP A study in the New England Journal of Medicine found that women who had one alcoholic drink a day were less likely to find their mental faculties declining as they grew older.

  5. AVOID THE BEER GUT A study at UCL found there wasn’t actually much scientific evidence behind the idea of beer giving drinkers the distinctive ‘beer belly’.
    The researchers wrote, ‘There is a common notion that beer drinkers are, on average, more ‘obese’ than either non-drinkers or drinkers of wine or spirits.
    ‘The association between beer and obesity, if it exists, is probably weak.

Try out our Tap Tuesday special. All day, all night, all beer is $2.