After a bit of a rough weekend of socializing last week, I have done a deep dive into the benefits of drinking beer.

You know TikTok or Facebook, or wherever else you go for the truth, that is where I went. No hop was left unboiled during this process. Although, there may be a slight chance I stopped reading some of these scholarly, sorry Skol-arly articles…

…when something came into focus that disagreed with my rock-solid worldview. Don’t let facts get in the way of a rock-solid worldview,

Most of articles I read start well but end badly, for example, from

‘People use beer to prevent heart disease and stroke. It is also used for memory and thinking skills, diabetes, anxiety, cancer and many other purposes, but there’s no good scientific evidence to support most of these uses.

As you can see I’ve crossed out the bits you don’t need to bother with.

Notice the word ‘use’ implying there’s a usefulness, an advantage gained from drinking it.

Here’s ‘Drinking beer has been linked to increased bone mineral density for both men and women, and the consumption of one beer per week has been associated with a lower risk of hip fracture.’ 

So, with my intake, I’ve canceled my predicted hip replacement for 2028 and applied for this summer’s Shakira Marathon Dance Competition. It’s true, isn’t it hips?

As you know, they don’t lie (although they didn’t know I could dance like that, hey, or make a woman go mad).

Medical News Today – Beer may have certain health benefits, such as decreasing the risk of heart disease and osteoporosis. However, excessive consumption can lead to conditions such as cancer, liver disease, and cardiovascular disease.

Thanks beer.

The Telegraph say there are two UK beers that are good for your gut health.

1. Guinness – We’ve all known since the 1930s that Guinness is almost a health drink but look what scientists are saying now:

‘If you drink a little bit of Guinness one night, and then a little red wine another time, while keeping within the alcohol limit, you’ll get a wider range of polyphenols, protecting your body’s tissues against oxidative stress.’

And, I don’t know about you, but I absolutely hate oxidative stress. 

2. Newcastle Brown Ale – We all know Geordies have got great guts, but this isn’t by accident, they’ve got beer to thank for that.

In January on Saturday nights, they’re all running around the streets of Newcastle in t-shirts, in the freezing rain, eating kebabs from a van that smells of dead fish. Apart from two of them.

The Geordie immune system is off the scale and it’s all to do with their massive intake of polyphenols at the weekend.

Let’s move on to teeth. As you know, no one can get a dentist now, and all our teeth are falling out?

Well, studies conducted by the Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology show that even the slightest amount of beer can block the progress of bacteria that cause tooth decay. Biofilm is the slimy stuff that builds on your teeth when you have not brushed for a while. Drinking beer actually prevents the formation of biofilm on your teeth.

I’ve been cleaning my teeth twice a day with Newkie Brown ever since I read that.

Also. beer can save you a fortune. Don’t buy expensive multi-vitamins, look at all the goodies in ale:

Typical Minerals in BeerTypical Vitamins in BeerTypical Amino Acids in Beer
Aspartic acid
Glutamic acid

Here’s one more important fact from the National Library of Medicine to finish. Four out of five academic papers on this subject showed an association between moderate alcohol consumption and decreased mortality risk.

So there you have it, conclusive proof that beer is good for you and I only read what I want to believe is true.

Have a great weekend. Don’t drink too much, unless you want to be free of all diseases and live forever.

Take care and all the best,


(If you want to leave a comment below, that would be great)

Beer is good for you

19 thoughts on “Beer is good for you

  • April 26, 2024 at 9:45 am

    We are gigging in Central Manchester this weekend so loads of Beer will be consumed

    • Ian Young
      April 26, 2024 at 11:44 am

      Brilliant, you will be feeling amazing by Sunday night, all those vitamins and minerals and polyphenols. Have a great weekend

    • April 26, 2024 at 2:54 pm

      Great article, I’ve got six beers to drink now for my health

  • April 26, 2024 at 10:38 am

    Excellent research and editing skills!!! 🤣

    • Ian Young
      April 26, 2024 at 11:45 am

      Thank you, do you think it’s good enough for New Scientist? Hope so 🙂

  • April 26, 2024 at 11:07 am

    Shakira and Hagar the Horrible in one article? Excellent work.

    We own and live above a pub so we are in full agreement to all your statements!

    • Ian Young
      April 26, 2024 at 11:48 am

      Shakira and Hagar don’t often meet, so it was quite a moment. Feel free to pin this excellently researched article up in your pub to increase profits 🙂 Have a good weekend

  • April 26, 2024 at 3:20 pm

    It’s really decent of you to undertake this kind of medical risk with no concern for your own well being, we all owe you an almost unrepayable debt of thanks, however, what I suggest instead, is that everyone makes a point of holidaying (or at least making a day trip) to Cumbria, and whilst there, making a point of finding your shop, and INSISTING on taking you for “a quick scoop” to show you their grattitude, even if you have to be forced every inch of the way, and ignoring all your protests and refusals!

    The point about Biofilms is interesting, but I should advise that this doesn’t actually apply if you try to prise the top off “A bottle of Dog” with your teeth, You can actually get the top off without too much struggle but sometimes your jaw aches that much, you can’t manage to drink it properly 😮

    Finally, some sceintific information. A pesrson’s head is actually held together by rivets, usually this is of no consequence, but sometimes, we forget this in the course of a great night out, and you end up loosening them all, which is often why you feel light headed after a “busy day” when you’ve been working late. Luckily though there is a team of tiny riveters who live inside and they immediately report for duty the very next morning and set about resetting all the loose rivets, by hammering them back into place 😀

    • Ian Young
      April 27, 2024 at 11:47 am

      Haha, thank you for the attempt to get me loads of free beers, Barry, I will endeavour to drink as many of them as I can, just to keep those riveters busy 🙂

  • April 26, 2024 at 6:03 pm

    Excellent. I’ll drink to that.

  • April 26, 2024 at 10:22 pm

    Sorry to be a pedantic arse, but Guinness is most definitely not a UK beer, no matter what the Telegraph says. It’s absolutely completely and utterly Irish. But you’re right in that it is very very good for you.

  • April 27, 2024 at 11:35 am

    Superb!! Still laughing! 😀

  • April 27, 2024 at 3:39 pm

    Finally! Just the sort of unarguable evidence I’ve been looking for!
    Now, what to wear as I head to the nearest pub to participate in the evidence gathering to support these wise words???
    Ideas, anyone?

    • Ian Young
      April 27, 2024 at 5:10 pm

      Good luck with the research tonight, one things for sure you’ll be feeling great tomorrow. Have a great night.


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