Ginger has been known for a long time as a protector of our health. We usually harness its medicinal power by brewing it into teas or grating it in our foods. But did you know that a nice glass of ginger beer is also great to consume at the end (or the start) of a good day?
Drinking Beer Keeps You Healthy
Yes, you haven’t read that wrong. Beer is actually good for you – if you consume it in moderate amounts. Experts say that if you consume even regular beer in moderate amounts, you obtain many health benefits. It can reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular conditions and even cancer. This much-loved beverage is also known to lower stress levels (which is why we crave a beer at the end of the day), keep anemia at bay and prevent gallstones from forming. Want to know more? Scientists say that beer can even ward off dementia symptoms!
If regular beer is that good, imagine what happens if you add ginger to the combo as well!
From Beer to Ginger Beer
Ginger beer is made from ginger, lemons, and sugar. The fizzy feel is brought by adding soda to the mix or artificially carbonated water. This comes as an opposition to the carbonation of regular beer, which is obtained by adding yeast during the process of brewing. If you are not a fan of alcohol, there are also non-alcoholic variants that you can enjoy. They come in a variety of flavors, depending on the manufacturer.
Here’s why you shouldn’t say no to a nice, cold glass of ginger beer:
- It relieves nausea and indigestion
Did you just eat a very consistent and greasy meal, and feel as if your stomach no longer wants to cooperate with you? Grab a ginger beer bottle! It will help aid the movement of your gastrointestinal tract, bringing an end to your indigestion. Or are you a pregnant woman plagued with morning sickness? Non-alcoholic ginger beer is your answer!
- It prevents cardiovascular diseases
Ginger is known to lower the cholesterol levels and the high blood pressure, making it perfect for cardiovascular disease control. As long as you drink with moderation, it will keep your blood vessels in a healthy and strong condition, lowering your chances of dying from a heart attack.
- It slows the aging process
“Drinking alcohol will make you age prematurely.” Well, that’s not quite right. Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, ginger beer is a champion in delaying the aging process. It keeps the free radicals at bay, which will no longer cause any unnecessary damage to your skin (or other body parts).
- It reduces the risk of cancer
Ginger beer is capable of fending off one of the most lethal diseases by simply killing off the cancer cells. Regardless if it’s alcoholic or non-alcoholic, a glass of ginger beer may actually help you meet your grand-grandchildren.
You no longer have to feel guilty for the fact that you like beer. Science says that it’s good for you!