Usually when you are taking back a cold one, your being health conscious isn’t necessarily the first thing on your mind. But with Hat City on Tap craft beer festival just days away, we figured we'd let you know just how much being in attendance could actually improve your health. So before you go and sample more than 100+ releases from a ton of the top breweries, let's take a look at the top 10 benefits of drinking beer, according to U.S News Health and active.com:

  1. Beer may increase bone health – Dietary silicon is an vital part in progress of bone and tissue. Studies show the people who moderately drink beer are 38 percent less likely to get osteoporosis than people who do not drink at all.
  2. Beer may reduce the risk of Type 2 Diabetes - Studies show that moderate alcohol drinking reduces risk of Type 2 Diabetes by 30 percent rather than extreme drinking or not drinking at all.
  3. Beer can boost cognitive and psychological health – Research shows that even the slight smell of beer can send dopamine to the brain. Researchers have also proved that moderate drinking in middle to late life can reduce cognitive decline more those who are non-drinkers or heavy drinkers.
  4. Beer may reduce heart disease – Beer can lower inflammation, which thins your blood and prevents cloths in your arteries.
  5. Beer can increase good cholesterol – Beer can bring about increased levels of lipoprotein. Lipoprotein, good cholesterol, removes plaque buildup in the arteries.
  6. Beer can in fact contain nutrients – Although it varies on the brand, most beers contain whole grain which contains small amounts of fiber, potassium, iron, magnesium.
  7. Beer can prevent kidney stones – Seeing as beer contains mainly water, this means in can prevent kidney stones! A Finland study show drinking a bottle of beer each day can reduce kidney stones by up to 40 percent.
  8. Beer may reduce stroke – When you drink alcohol, it increases blood flow, this can reduce stroke from 25- 40 percent,
  9. Beer can improve your eye health - Antioxidants, commonly found in ales and strouts, shield your eyes from mitochondrial damage.
  10. Beer can decrease the risk of cancer – A compound called, Xanthohumol, which is used to brew beer can minimize the risk of cancer. This compound helps mainly reduce risk of prostate cancer in men and breast cancer in women.

Come improve your mental stability, fight heart disease, and reduce your cancer risks with us on October 12th from 4-8pm (3-8pm for VIPs) at The Danbury Arena.

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