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What is advantage and disadvantage of beer?

What is advantage and disadvantage of beer?

Beer is a popular alcoholic beverage that has some potential benefits and downsides. Here are some of them:

Advantages:

  • Beer may benefit your heart, bones, blood sugars, and dementia risk when consumed in moderation.
  • Beer contains some B vitamins and minerals that are derived from cereal grains and yeast.
  • Beer may have some antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that can protect against oxidative stress and chronic diseases.

Disadvantages:

  • Beer can raise your risk of many health issues, including depression, weight gain, liver disease, and some cancers when consumed excessively.
  • Beer can adversely affect your blood sugar levels, especially if you have diabetes or prediabetes.
  • Beer can impair your judgment, coordination, and reaction time, increasing your risk of accidents and injuries.

The recommended limit for beer intake is up to one drink per day for women and up to two drinks per day for men1. One drink is equivalent to 12 ounces (355 mL) of standard beer or 8–9 ounces (237–266 mL) of malt liquor1. Drinking more than this amount can negate the benefits and increase the harms of beer.