Top 10 Reasons why you should drink beer

I was and still am a huge fan of David Letterman, and in my opinion,  he was the King of Late Night as the longest-serving host in U.S. late-night TV history.  The reason that I bring this up is I recently saw Letterman return to the small screen on a recent episode of Ellen.  I found the interview extremely interesting especially when Letterman himself mentioned that he felt that he was on TV about 10 years too long, but everyone was afraid to fire him.  Well I and I am sure many others disagree and believe that he should have stayed longer so in his honour I thought what best then to do our own Top 10 Reasons why you should drink beer.

So here we go:

The Top 10 Reasons why you should drink beer:

Reason # 10:

Can lower your bad cholesterol!  The fibre found in beer can also help reduce your levels of LDL cholesterol, i.e. the “bad” type of cholesterol.

Reason # 9:

Great in preventing blood clots!  Ingredients found in beer help prevent blood clots from forming.

Reason # 8:

Can also increase your vitamin B levels!  Beer contains several B vitamins (B1, B2, B6 and B12).  Research has shown that beer drinkers had 30 percent higher levels of vitamin B6 than non-beer drinkers.  Beer also has a generous source of vitamin B12.

Reason # 7:

For stronger bones and healthier hair!  Studies have shown that the elevated levels of silicon in beer contain a mineral called silica.  Silica is known to contribute to higher bone density, add volume to hair and make it thicker, this might just be the secret behind Letterman’s flowing beard.

Reason # 6:

Great as a cure for insomnia!  Add your own joke here.  However, lactoflavin and nicotinic acid can promote sleep and you guessed it, they are found in beer.

Reason # 5:

Helps you fight stress!   Researchers from the University of Montreal found that two glasses of beer a day can reduce work-related stress or anxiety.

Reason # 4:

Will keep your kidneys healthy!  Studies have discovered that beer is really good for your kidneys. In fact, each bottle of beer you drink reduces the risk of developing kidney stones by 40%.  Plus it keeps you running to the bathroom, which can be considered exercise, which we all know is good for you.

Reason # 3:

Will boost your memory!  Beer drinkers are less likely to suffer from Alzheimer’s disease and dementia than non-beer drinkers.  I can also guarantee your friends will remember when it is time for you to buy the next round that is for sure!

Reason # 2:

Can reduce your risk of a heart attack!  Beer drinkers have a 40 to 60 percent reduced risk of suffering a heart attack compared with non-beer drinkers.  I guess they have not seen my bar bill from a night out, as that has made my heart skip a beat or two on occasion, but like they say eating and drinking healthy does cost more!

And the #1 good reason why you should drink beer:

Will make your skin look more youthful and beautiful!  Certain vitamins in beer can regenerate the skin and have a positive impact on pigmentation.  Skin will become smoother, suppler and younger looking, especially on the people you are looking at while drinking it, Thanks Beer!

Great seeing you on TV again Mr. Letterman and Cheers everyone!

By Jamie Barrie