13 Excuses You Can Use to Drink More Beer

Not that you really need any reasons to drink beer, but just in case, this list is for you.

1. It keeps your kidneys healthy.

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I know what you’re thinking, but a Finland study found that each bottle of beer that men consumed daily lowered their risk of developing kidney stones by 40%.

2. It has fiber.

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Beer. especially dark beer, has about a gram of soluble fiber in each 12-ounce bottle. Fiber helps lower your levels of LDL, the “bad” kind of cholesterol.

Wine has none. Sorry wine.

3. Beer can boost your levels of B vitamins.

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Dutch study found that beer-drinking participants had 30% higher levels of vitamin B6 levels in their blood than their non-drinking counterparts, and twice as much as wine drinkers.

Another bonus: Beer also contains vitamin B12 and folic acid.

4. It’s one of the oldest beverages that humans have produced, and it’s even better today.

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The Ebla tablets, which date back to c. 2500 BCE in Mesopotamia, reveal that brewing beer was a popular occupation for women. Beer made from baked barley bread was part of the daily diet of Egyptian pharaohs.

5. Beer hydrates “slightly better” than water.

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After subjects were asked to run on a treadmill on temperatures of 104F until close to exhaustion, researchers found that beer may help people absorb fluids more quickly.

6. It’s good for your bones.

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A 2009 study found the high levels of silicon in beer can be good for your bone density.

7. There are 400 different types of beer.

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Obviously, if you want to try them all you have to get started.

8. You have some leftover ice cream.

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Beer floats are DELICIOUS. Yes, that’s beer and ice cream, and despite what you might think, it can be really, really delicious. Try a cherry lambic with vanilla ice cream, a pint of Guinness with vanilla bean ice cream, or a raspberry wheat ale with chocolate ice cream.

9. A chemical compound in hops contains antiviral properties.

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Researchers in Sapporo, Japan, found that the compound humulone provides an effective guard against a virus that can cause severe forms of pneumonia and bronchitis in children.

10. Our founding fathers wanted you to drink beer

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Well kinda, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin, and James Madison were all beer brewers and drinkers. Madison even thought of creating a federal brewery. God bless America!

11. You can make some cool things, but you’re going to need some empties.

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I think you’re going to need some more beer.

12. The universe is telling you to drink more.

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There are giant floating space clouds full of BEER. Seriously, the alcohol in them could make 400 trillion trillion pints of beer. The bad news: it’s about 10,000 lightyears away.

13. It helps you sleep.

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Drink enough beer and you will pass out, however beer contains lactoflavin and nicotinic acid, both of which promote sleep.

14. Your friends want you to join them.

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