While the average healthcare provider won’t necessarily jump up and down over your desire to add beer to your healthy diet and eating plan, the truth of the matter is beer isn’t necessarily as bad for you as some might want you to believe. Depending on the brand you drink, you’ll find the average number of calories in beer is relatively low, ranging anywhere from 55 to 220. Having a low calorie count isn’t beer’s only benefit.
Beer and Heart Disease
There have been several studies touting the health benefits of beer, comparing beer consumption to the risk of stroke and coronary artery disease. The New England Journal of Medicine found that individuals who consumed moderate amounts of beer, which they defined as more than 1 beer per week, could see a decrease in the chance of stroke of up to 20%. READ MORE »