22 Health Benefits and 11 Side Effects of Beer


The third widely consumed drink in the world is the beer. The first and second widely consumed drinks are the water and tea respectively. Beer is considered one of the oldest alcohol drink in the world.

Due to huge heath benefits received by the consumption of the beer in the moderate amount people around the globe have been consuming beer from a long time back.

The fermentation of the sugar by the yeast produces the beer. The most commonly used raw material for the manufacture of the beer is the wheat, barley, rice, and maize.


Table of Content
Alcohol Concentration
Health Benefits of Beer
1. Diabetes
2. Kidney Stone
3. Dementia
4. Heart
5. Bone
6. Anti-Aging
7. Digestion
8. Blood Pressure
9. Alzheimer’s
10. Cholesterol
11. Hair
12. Diuretic
13. Cancer Prevention
14. Anemia
15. Vitamin B 12
16. Soluble Fiber
17. Weight Gain
18. Skin
19. Eyes
20. Facial
21. Liver
22. Menstruation
Side Effect
1. Bodybuilding
2. Cirrhosis
3. Hangover
4. Vomiting
5. Diarrhea
6. Interaction With The Drugs
7. Empty Calorie
8. Increased Heart Beat
9. Sweating
10. Infant
11. Diuretic

Alcohol Concentration


The concentration of the alcohol in the beer varies from zero to around fourteen percent with some exception. Normally the concentration of the alcohol in the beer ranges from four to six percent by volume.

Due to immense health benefits upon the consumption of the beer with the zero concentration of alcohol is becoming popular day by day.


Health Benefits of Beer


1. Diabetes


The consumption of the moderate amount of the beer along with the food containing carbohydrate can be beneficial in the lowering of the sugar level in the blood (1). This can be beneficial for the one suffering from diabetes.

Moderation is the key to obtain the health benefits upon the consumption of the alcohol. There is the need to drink no more than two glass of alcohol in the single day.

2. Kidney Stone


The consumption of the beer in the moderate amount can reduce the chance of the formation of the kidney stone in the human body. This is mainly due to the diuretic character of the beer (2).

Although there are several research pointing the inverse relation of the beer intake and formation of the kidney stones in the human body.

3. Dementia


The research done at the University of Tamper found that the reduction in dementia and the intake of the beer (3).

4. Heart


Intensive research done at the Pennsylvania State University point out the relationship between healthy heart and the intake of the beer (4).

Due to the lowering of the bad cholesterol followed by the reduction in the development of the cardiovascular disease consumption of the beer produces several health benefits (5).

Various studies have revealed that the chance of the occurrence of the stroke is reduced by the one who consumes beer on the daily basis than that who consume ad hock.

5. Bone Health


The presence of the silicon as the nutrient in the beer is claimed to produce healthy bone. The consumption of the beer produces healthy bone in the human body (6).

The Silicon is claimed to produce adequate bone density and the ultimate strength the bone.

6. Anti-Aging


Beer is claimed to increase the power of the vitamin E, which acts as the potent antioxidant in the human body (7).

Further, the presence of three antiaging ingredients such as barley and yeast makes the beer the potent antioxidant drink (8).

7. Digestion


Due to the stimulation of the various digestive juice and enzyme required for the effective digestion of the food consumption of the beer enhance adequate digestion of the food (9).

The stimulation of the gastric acid, pancreatic enzyme and others facilitate adequate digestion of the food.

8. Blood Pressure


Consuming the moderate amount of the beer lower the blood pressure in the human body (10).

There are several studies pointing out the relationship of the beer intake and the elevated blood pressure especially consumed in the high amount.

9. Alzheimer’s


Vista of researches done by various scientists around the globe is pointing out the association of the minimize the occurrence of the Alzheimer’s disease and the intake of the beer (11).

10. Cholesterol


The moderation consumption of the beer raises the good cholesterol in the blood serving several beneficial functions (12).

11. Hair


The goodness of the protein and various B-complex vitamins innate in the beer is beneficial in obtaining the healthy hair (13).

12. Diuretic


Consumption of the beer has the diuretic effect. This is due to suppression of the hormone secreted by the pituitary gland which prevents the diuretic effect (14).

13. Cancer Prevention


The intake of the beer in the moderate amount is associated with the reduction in the occurrence of cancer in the human body (15).

14. Anemia


The goodness of the Vitamin B 9 often refers to the folic acid and Vitamin B 12 is beneficial in the prevention of the anemia. These vitamins aids in the absorption of the iron in the human body (16).

Anemia is the disease caused by the deficiency of the Iron in the diet. As iron is the essential component of the hemoglobin which function as the transfer of the oxygen to the various parts of the body.

15. Vitamin B 12


Beer is the source of the Vitamin B 12, which is beneficial in the obtaining of the healthy nervous system. Chronic deficiency of this vitamin can leads to the mental crackdown (17).

16. Soluble Fiber


Beer is a good source of the soluble fiber. Soluble fiber is vital to reduce the blood pressure, decrease the level of the glucose in the blood, lowering the cholesterol and many other benefits (18).

17. Weight Gain


The intake of the beer is associated with the reduction in the energy obtained from the fat, which leads to the weight gain in moderation (19).

18. Skin


Beer is effective in regenerative of the skin and removing of the dead cell and enhances pigmentation in the skin (20).

19. Eyes


The goodness of the antioxidant present in the beer is claimed to be beneficial for the eye health (21).

20. Facial


The goodness of the yeast in the beer that is beneficial in the massacre of the bacteria and maintenance of the pH in the face. The beer is often mixed with the honey and egg during the facial makeup (22).

21. Liver


The noble researchers around the globe are pointing out the association of the healthy liver and moderate consumption of the beer (23).

22. Menstruation


Consumption of the moderate amount of beer is beneficial in prevention the menstrual cramps in the women (24).

This is due to the interference of the estrogen secretion by the intake of the beer.

Side Effect



Alcohol can interfere with certain medication, can lower the glucose level in the blood, high in calorie, Diuretic, Can lead to cirrhosis, Massive weight gain, Bad for cardiovascular health, the hangover after drinking, Socioeconomic consequences and many others.

1. Bodybuilding


Due to the inhabitation of the gaining of the muscle massive consumption of the alcohol is not consider good for anyone wishing to gain muscle (25).

2. Cirrhosis


Intake of the high amount of the beer causes the damage in the liver which is coined as cirrhosis (26).

3. Hangover


This is caused by the dehydration trigger by the massive intake of beer in short period of time (27).

4. Vomiting


Taking massive amount of beer in short period of time cause vomiting (28).

A person with the beer allergy may experience the severe effects.

5. Diarrhea


Due to the alternation of the bacterial flora in the gut due to the intake of the beer which can potentially cause diarrhea (29).

This is sometimes associated with the glutton intolerance.



6. Interaction With The Drugs


The beer interacts with the metronidazole which is commonly used to check diarrhea in the human body (31).

7. Empty Calorie


Beer in high in calorie and supply trace amount of the other essential nutrient which can produce the adverse effect in the health in long run (32).

8. Increased Heart Beat


The alcohol innate in the beer increases the heart beat due to increase in the blood flow (33).

9. Sweating


Sweating especially the night sweat is associated with the intake of the beer in massive amount (34).

10. Breastfeeding Infant 


It is not advice to consume beer by the mother with the baby age less than three months of old (35).

11. Diuretic


Diuretic property of the beer can massively leaching the vital nutrient in the body leading to several noisome consequences (36).


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