It's National Beer day and all of us over 21 rejoice! Now here are more reasons to have a drink every now and then. It's actually not as bad as we think.

Of course beer, like any other food or beverage we put in our bodies should be taken in recommended quantities. When it is consumed the correct way it can have some health benefits.

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    Beer vs. Wine

    Usually wine gets all the credit for being healthy, in reality, beer has more antioxidants than wine. And it is packed with protein and Vitamin B. Beer also contains phosphates, iron, calcium and fiber. If you're going to drink an alcoholic beverage might as well be one packed with good stuff for you.

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    It Can Make You Age Smarter

    Studies have shown that if you are a woman and have one alcoholic beverage a day, there are signs of less cognitive impairment and less decline in cognitive function compared to women who stay away from alcoholic beverages all together. Cheers!

  • 3

    It's Good For Your Heart

    A study once again shows that moderate drinking can actually decrease your chances of heart attack, stroke and heart disease by approximately 31%. These are all taken into quantity consideration, but if you can limit yourself, beer has some good qualities.

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    You Can Cook With It

    You can beer batter almost anything, fish, fries, marinades for steaks, chili beans additive, beer makes it all super yummy and adds some vitamin B and fiber. It's a win-win.


  • 5

    It Can Make A Bad Hair Day Better

    You read that right, and it's not just beer goggles I'm talking about that make your locks look better. The new hair stylist rage is all about using German or Belgian flat beer as a rinse while in the shower. It adds tons of volume and takes the frizz away. Happy showering!

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    It Makes For Smooth Skin

    While you're using that beer for your hair in the shower, might as well run the bath and throw that beer in it. The antioxidants in the beer make your skin super healthy and smooth and the vitamin B takes away red blotches from skin when used topically.