Posts Tagged ‘heart disease’

While it may be true that your waistline falls victim to your drunken Thursday-Sunday nights, did you know that beer has the power to actually lower your risk of cardiovascular disease? Studies have shown that one beer per day reduces blood clotting in cardiovascular patients. The patients who participated in this study not only got to enjoy one beer per day, but also lived longer than patients who abstained. Beer has been proven to have constituents in it that actually lower triglycerides and LDL-cholesterol. (The bad cholesterol.)

So, when you find yourself caught deciding between Honey Nut Cheerios and a cold brew, you can now justify your so-called “poor” health habits intelligently.
According to Forbes.com, the moderate consumption can have “hearth healthy effects, including making men 30-35% less likely of ever having a heart attack than those who abstain.”

Curious about the nutrition facts of beer? According to the USDA National Nutrient Database, one 12-ounce serving of regular beer has the following nutrients:

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Coffee. The word alone can perk up the drowsiest of college students, but this deliciously addictive pick-me-up’s resume lists more than just keeping you awake during that boring lecture. For those of you who add an extra 20 minutes to your walk to campus just so you can get your tall, nonfat latte, coffee has been making quite a name for itself in the news recently.

In September alone, coffee has been found not only to decrease regular drinkers’ risks of developing skin cancer, but also to cut the risk of depression in women, and reduce the risk of potential strokes. Sounds like a pretty good deal, right? Well, the good news doesn’t stop there.  According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, coffee has plenty of other health benefits, including decreased risks for: type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and types of dementia.

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