What Happens to Your Body When You Drink Beer Every Day?
It depends on how many cans you open.You're not alone in enjoying a beer at night.
Statista reported that the U.S. beer market earned $109 billion in 2021 and that customers consumed 68 liters (18 gallons) on average.
Beer is simple to find in supermarkets due to its low alcohol by volume (ABV);
many beers are under 5% ABV, making them sellable in grocery stores in states with tight liquor regulations.
While such low ABV figures may make beer appear like a better option than other alcoholic beverages, drinking beer every day has immediate and long-term health consequences.
According to a 2021 Nutrients review, drinking beer increases bone mineral density for men and women and lowers hip fracture risk with one beer per week.
More research is needed to determine if beer's benefits exceed its drawbacks.
Beer and other alcoholic beverages are known for relaxing and euphoric effects, but long-term brain damage can result.
"Beer alcohol slows brain reflexes, impairing balance, memory, and sleep," explains Kimberly Gomer M.S., RD, LDN.
The National Institute on drinking Abuse and Alcoholism says drinking can impair your brain's communication system and information processing.
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