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Beer: 5 Benefits and 5 Disadvantages

Updated on August 8, 2015
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.

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      Kamal 7 weeks ago

      Beer is so bitter.

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      lslkfsnoroekfjgksl 11 months ago

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

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      kumar 13 months ago

      Drinking 2 beers in a week is good

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      Mohammad Yousuf Dawood Myd 14 months ago

      OOOoooo Abhi Ja K Le K Ata Hn Beer!!!

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      Mithun Sarkar 15 months ago

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

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      fatima 17 months ago

      Drinking beer every day it's good for health

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      patel baba from dakpathar 19 months ago

      I love beee bcoz khodri m sasti h yr

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      mumtaj 20 months ago

      i love beer not ur page

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      i don't like it.................!!!!! 23 months ago

      i don't like it...................!!!!!!!!

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      rahul 24 months ago

      i like only bear......

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      samir 2 years ago

      hii....i m 18 year old approx . wat m i drink only beer

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      Abdul Momin 2 years ago

      Bad for you

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      dhananjay 2 years ago

      cheers drink beer save water

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      asif 2 years ago

      without bear life is uncomplete

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      saikat majumder 2 years ago

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

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

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      dheeraj 2 years ago

      Drink beer its better for ur health and be safe guys when you r driving

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      sayan das 2 years ago

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

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      Dinesh 2 years ago

      Beer is harmful for sex life

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      NEERU 2 years ago

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

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      Priyank 2 years ago

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

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      Priyank 2 years ago

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

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      manoj 2 years ago

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

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      sudeep kumar suryvanshi 2 years ago

      (Drink Bear Save Water) to others.

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      Rajat Agarwal 2 years ago

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

      bt not more. .....

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      Mindi jatt 2 years ago

      Kingfisher draught beer full ghant

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      adil 2 years ago

      Gd for health

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      pramod ... 2 years ago

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

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      harsh tiwari 2 years ago

      gad mar maro pine walo ka

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      r★ v 2 years ago

      Drink beer...do not drink wine...

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      r★ v 2 years ago

      Drink beer...do not drink wine...

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      Anil Kumar 2 years ago

      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.

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      chandran 3 years ago

      goooooooodddddddddddddddddd

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      radha 3 years ago

      Just shut up and complete ur beer

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      vikas singh 3 years ago

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

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      shubham 3 years ago

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

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      Ernest 3 years ago

      I heaven there is no beer ....

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      nagaraju 3 years ago

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

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      abhishek 3 years ago

      It is reduce to skin problem

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      siddharth 3 years ago

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

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      Chauhan 3 years ago

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

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      tamal 3 years ago

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

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      Jitender Kumar Chaurasia 3 years ago

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

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      Zam 3 years ago

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

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      vijay 3 years ago

      it,s not good.

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      sachin tyagi 3 years ago

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

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      jack 3 years ago

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

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      Moganzy 3 years ago

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

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      DEvi-kalyani 3 years ago

      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.............

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      Pulli Raju 3 years ago

      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

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      Narre 3 years ago

      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

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      munna(a) 3 years ago

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

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      akshay 3 years ago

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

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      CHIRAG 3 years ago

      KHANDE PEENDE RAHO JEE AISH KARO MARNA TOU SABKO HEY HE TEY PHER KHA PEE K MARO

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      prashant ruhil 4 years ago

      Drink Beer and enjoy your life

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      niks 4 years ago

      U all R Great

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      Subrat 4 years ago

      SAVE WATER AND DRINK BEER...

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      Ramya krishna 4 years ago

      for call girls please contact Ramya krishna - 7386782175

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      tonyjosephdaniel 4 years ago

      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 strong..doctor adviced me to check the liver function test...and the result was too bad....so 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...

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      payal 4 years ago

      Hi,,,

      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,,

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      trinity 4 years ago

      beer is bad 4 u don't drink any

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      kaka 4 years ago

      eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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      munna 4 years ago

      drinking or possesion of alcoholic beverage is very offensive.so even don't try this.al all

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      ajay 4 years ago

      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

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      linn 4 years ago

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

      gve a try :P

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      SWEETY 4 years ago

      VERY SPECIAL DRINK THAT CHILLZZZZZZZZZZ OUR MIND

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      don 4 years ago

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

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      prasanth 4 years ago

      drinking beer give relax

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      prince 4 years ago

      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!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      Deepak 5 years ago

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

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      shnaya 5 years ago

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

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      rajyasri 5 years ago

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

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      Ruchi shah 5 years ago

      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??????

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      dev 5 years ago

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

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      lolu 5 years ago

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

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      sam 5 years ago

      it's a first step to hell

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      nithya 5 years ago

      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

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      Vikas 5 years ago

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

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      akshay 5 years ago

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

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      Aalok 5 years ago

      Beer is really good,but in limit

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      jj 5 years ago

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

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      Rohit 5 years ago

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

      But honestly i like it.

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      sam 5 years ago

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

      so plzzz stop drinking beer...

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      veeru 5 years ago

      depends on u r mind.

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      sachin 5 years ago

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

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      vikas 5 years ago

      beer is very good in sex

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      Celebass 5 years ago

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

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      ranjeet 5 years ago

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

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      ranjeet 5 years ago

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

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      Pinky 5 years ago

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

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      bond 5 years ago

      Pls drink beer & the save water.

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      shahid 5 years ago

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

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      mangal singh 5 years ago

      all people should try

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      Tanveer 5 years ago

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

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      DOGRA 5 years ago

      MODERATE IS GOOD FOR ALL THINGS..

      SO DRINK BEER LIMITS........IT'S GOOD FOR ALL..

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      faheem 5 years ago

      no good for health

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      Athikho 5 years ago

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

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      rocky 5 years ago

      beer is like my bed tea.

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      Shivani 5 years ago

      why dese rascalsssssssssssssss hav made beer to spoil other life

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      shankar 5 years ago

      Beer is good for health.

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      nimmi 5 years ago

      Im lovin it