Most people don't know that excessive consumption of alcohol can start serious health problems, but did you know that beer and cholesterol can be one wonderful benefits of alcohol in moderation? Older studies all support the fact that alcohol has useful effects on cardiovascular health and nowhere is this more pronounced than in the effect of beer on blood cholesterol levels. Recent studies prove that the positive benefit of alcohol extends beyond wines which is the most publized to include beers. As a result, beer and cholesterol are starting to capture the public’s eye when it comes to regulating consumption of alcohol so it contributes to positive health gains.
The nutrition information of beer actually helps to explain how beer and cholesterol can be so amazingly linked. One serving of regular beer contains 300 grams of water, 151 calories, 1.7 grams of protein, 15 grams of alcohol, 12.7 grams of carbohydrates, 21 mg of magnesium, 12 mg of calcium, 48 mg of phosphorus, 95 mg of potassium, 12 mg of sodium, 2 mg of niacin and 20 mcg of folate. Nowhere in that list do you see fat and cholesterol because the truth is that beer does not contain any of it.
Now you may be wondering if there is no cholesterol or fat in beer, how does it impact cholesterol levels in the blood? As it turns out, beer does not necessarily lower the amount of bad cholesterol (LDL) in the blood. Instead it increases the amount of good cholesterol (HDL) by producing Continue reading
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