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There is a "WISH" floating around, a feeling or expression of a strong desire or hope for something that is not easily attainable. Despite all that is "WISHED", there is no guarantee "WISHES" will ever come true and manifest themselves in real time. Therefore, manage your health wisely.

The following is by:  SJW on February 1, 2008 @

http://www.dumblittleman.com/2008/02/pros-and-cons-of-drinking-beer.html

 

Pursuant to the article; "Get Hopping"; research indicates the following, “[S]ometimes even referred to as “liquid bread”, beer is one of the oldest and one of most popular alcoholic beverages in the world. Brewer’s yeast, one of the beer’s main components, is known to be a rich source of nutrients and this means that beer may have some health benefits. Does this mean beer is a healthy drink? Let’s look at the pros and cons of beer drinking and decide after.

Pros of Drinking Beer:

    • Source of vitamins, minerals and flavonoids.

Beer is rich in many vitamins of the B group and in such minerals as magnesium. Barley and hops used in the production of beer are rich in flavonoids, which have powerful antioxidant effects. 

  • Don’t just believe GMS:

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) has completed an extensive review of current scientific knowledge about the health effects of moderate alcohol consumption. It found that the lowest death rate from all causes occurs at the level of one to two drinks per day. That is, moderate drinkers have the greatest longevity. –  

    • Aid against Coronary heart disease (CHD). There is a quite strong evidence that light-to-moderate alcohol consumption has cardio-protective properties. Many research studies demonstrate a lower coronary heart disease incidence among moderate beer drinkers. These moderate drinkers are at lower risk of CHD-related mortality than both heavy drinkers and abstainers. The vitamin B6 in beer also seems to prevent the alcohol-induced rise in blood homocysteine, a probable heart disease risk factor. 
  • Cholesterol. Moderate alcohol intake affects many processes in the body, one of which is the significant increase in HDL cholesterol – the good cholesterol. There is supporting evidence for beer’s cardio-protective effect and for its help in altering the ratio of beneficial HDL cholesterol to the LDL cholesterol. 
  • Kidney stones. Beer consumption may reduce the risk of developing kidney stones. Finnish researchers found that there was a 40% lower risk of kidney stones in beer drinkers. 
  • X-Rays radiation protection. Japan researchers found that beer helps reduce chromosomal damage from radiation exposure. 

To get the health benefits that beer provides, the One should drink a beer a day. The One shouldn’t drink any more than this, as it can easily lead to health problems. Alcohol will thin out your blood, which will protect your heart and reduce the risk of strokes as well. In the past, research has even shown moderate consumption of alcohol can help with improving your memory as well. Then again, if you drink it excessively, it can destroy brain cells - the adverse effect.

Beer is also nutritious as well. Beer is a great source of fiber, as well as other minerals, such as potassium, magnesium, and several B vitamins such as B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9, and B12. Beer contains high levels of these vitamins, along with other minerals that are actually good for your body. Although it offers plenty of B vitamins and other minerals your body needs, it will also destroy your vitamin C - which is why the One should never drink too much of it.

When it all comes down to it, beer may contain over 95% water, yet it is still a diuretic. Due to the fact that beer contains alcohol, it will always be a diuretic. When the One drinks beer,  the One should avoid drinking too much and never, ever, drink beer instead of water. Beer can dehydrate your body fairly quickly, which is one of the biggest cons to drinking beer. Although beer does have several health benefits, they can easily be hindered by drinking too much. To stay on the safe side and avoid headaches and other health effects of beer, drink responsibly, moderately and sip at meetings or when the One is working at the registered or principle office. To help the One, the staff should keep plenty of isotonic water and fruit juices on hand to compensate. A person should always drink a few glasses of water when drinking beer.

The Cons of Drinking Too Much Beer

So now let’s look at the cons of drinking beer. As you will notice, most of these only apply to heavy beer guzzlers. A heavy drinker is considered to be someone that has 2 or more drinks per day. 

    • “Beer belly”. Heavy beer drinking may promote abdominal obesity in men, so called “beer belly”. Drinking beer in moderation will not cause obesity. GMS recommends sipping, rather than drinking or guzzling.
  • Heartburn. Beer contains powerful stimulants of gastric acid secretion and may provoke gastroesophageal reflux and cause heartburn.

“Alcohol consumption can increase the relaxation of the LES – the natural valve that keeps stomach acid in the stomach and out of the esophagus – allowing acid to reflux”  

  • Blood pressure. Daily beer consumption (approximately 40 g of alcohol) may increase blood pressure. 
  • Intoxication/Impairment. Even low amounts of alcohol can adversely effect attention and motor skills. In fact, many serious accidents are alcohol related. This obviously includes motor vehicles but can also include falling out of your chair, down the stairs, out windows, etc. 

This can also include “Beer Muscles” (not to be confused with Beer Goggles) which can make the drinker believe they can physically take on any person in the room. Often times, the drinker is sadly mistaken and winds up sprawled on the floor with severe injuries.

  • Dehydration. Only 10% of what you drink is removed through urine and your liver needs water to get rid of the remaining 90%. To do so, the liver is forced to divert water from other organs including the brain, which causes the throbbing headaches. Drinking a glass of water in between beers will help. 
  • Hangover. Most of us know the pounding head, cotton mouth feeling attributed to a night of heavy drinking. For those that don’t, here is a very good and thorough explanation. For those that don’t heed this warning, here this is how you can get rid of your hangover.” 

Method 1 Re-hydrating Yourself (GMS)

  1. Drink plenty of water. The dehydration caused by alcohol consumption needs to be tackled if you are to get rid of your hangover. ...
  2. Drink an isotonic sports drink. ... An isotonic drink is taken up by the body about as quickly as water. They are intended to quench thirst and provide energy to the body. They are ideal for endurance sports.  Glucose is the body's preferred source of energy therefore it may be appropriate to consume Isotonic drinks where the carbohydrate source is glucose in a concentration of 6% to 8% - e.g. High Five, SiS Go, Boots Isotonic, Lucozade Sport; and of course, Gatorade. 
     
  3. Drink fruit juice. ...
  4. Drink ginger tea. ...
  5. Sip drinks throughout the day. ...
  6. Avoid caffeinated drinks. 

GMS states; “In his opinion, drinking beer is actually and probably good for the One as long as it’s done in moderation or sipped. All the known ailments of drinking beer, i.e., Impaired Brain Development, Demerits, Impaired Memory, Ataxia, Depression, Sleep Disorder, Anemia and/or Hepatitis comes from over indulgence or drinking too much beer. Although it goes without saying, this is just his opinion and the One should not act on it without contacting a physician and doing independent research.

 

Written by C. Simmons of HealthAssist.net with added commentary inserted by GMS adviser to the E. D., –  who has some health issues, that GMS is desperately trying to alleviate, reduce the effects of... or cure.

By: George M. Sistrunk - 4/13/2016

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