Can Drinking Beer Help Women Stay Healthy?

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A beer a day keeps the doctor away? Maybe, if you’re a woman.

New research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition examined 200,000 women and found that drinking beer puts females at a lower risk for osteoporosis by helping to preserve bone density. Another study in the New England Journal of Medicine found that women who drank half a drink to one drink a day had less cognitive impairment and less cognitive decline than others who didn’t drink at all.

So why are suds so beneficial? Hops—used to give beer its bitterness and flavor—contain good-for-you flavonoids, nutrients that are thought to prevent colds, soothe menopause symptoms and even lower risk of heart attack. To get the full nutritional value, stick with IPAs and darker craft beers, which have a higher concentration of the good stuff.

So, ladies, raise a glass to your health—your body and taste buds will thank you.

Read more about beer benefits here.

 

 

Here are some clean-eating recipes to go with your beer! Cheers to a healthy you.

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