You’ve heard about non-alcoholic wine, tried its delicious taste and maybe even learned about its helpful health benefits. When it comes to enjoying an alcohol-free lifestyle while still socializing with friends and family, non-alcoholic wine is the perfect option. But, have you ever heard of non-alcoholic beer? Like its wine counterpart, alcohol-free beer is a great alternative to enjoy when wanting to socialize with others without the aspect of alcohol.
Recently, BeClink is proud to offer our clients both options of alcohol-free wine and beer. No matter which your taste buds prefer, you can enjoy the flavor and the fun, without the feeling of alcohol. While it may have started out as a rare product, alcohol-free beer has now become very widespread and commonly consumed across the world. Whether someone chooses to avoid alcohol because of their stage of life, personal preference or health reasons, alcohol-free beer is the perfect choice. In fact, there are also a multitude of health benefits non-alcoholic beer can provide. Let’s dive into some of the surprising benefits of non-alcoholic beer.
First: a brief history. According to Gizmodo, non-alcoholic beer first made its appearance in the United States in 1919. Why? Because of the Prohibition. During the Prohibition, the law stated that the strongest a beverage could be was 0.5 percent alcohol by volume. So, some of the large breweries began making “near beer,” a concoction similar to regular beer, but with below 0.5 percent ABV. Thirteen years later, the Prohibition ended, but low-alcohol beer hung around. Thus, the 0.5 percent officially stuck, and alcohol-free beer became what it is today—an alternative option to its alcoholic counterpart.
Nowadays, non-alcoholic beer is a popular option among adults of all ages. And it’s no wonder, considering the list of health benefits it can provide. What’s first on the list of surprising benefits? It’s good for your heart! Alcohol-free beer can help maintain a healthy cardiovascular system by preventing certain heart diseases and conditions. In fact, German scientists recently found that non-alcoholic beer slowed down blood coagulation and platelet activation, in order to strengthen the blood flow. Studies also found an increase of antioxidants and vitamin B6 in the blood of non-alcoholic beer drinkers. All of this helps to protect the heart and soften the chemical effect linked to various cardiovascular diseases.
Speaking of a healthy heart, if you enjoy a good workout, then non-alcoholic beer might just be the perfect choice for you. Not only can it promote a better physical and mental performance, but it also helps preserve normal muscle activity. This aids your body in recovery after a workout and reduces the tiredness most commonly associated with exercise. Not to mention, relaxing and rewinding with a beer has actually been proven to reduce stress. According to MuscleFood, alcohol-free beer is high in electrolytes and other essential minerals like potassium, which balances your adrenaline. As a result, your body releases pent-up anxiety, and the stress melts away. Which is probably for the best, as stress has been linked to a variety of different health consequences you can avoid through a non-alcoholic beer.
In fact, alcohol-free beer can provide a variety of different vitamins to help support a healthy immune system for your body. Livestrong says, “Non-alcoholic beer does have at least 10 percent of your recommended amount of a few different B vitamins.” It also contains vitamin B9 which supports a healthy metabolism, and has fewer calories than its alcoholic counterpart. While regular beer contains approximately 180-250 calories per pint, most alcohol-free beers only contain between 50-80 calories. If you’re looking for a beer that can help you lose weight and provide valuable nutrition benefits, non-alcoholic beer is the perfect option.
For those who want to live an alcohol-free lifestyle, but still enjoy time socializing with friends and family, alcohol-free beer is a great choice to meet in the middle. Not only is it healthier than regular beer, but it actually has a surprising number of health benefits for the consumer. What was once a rare commodity has now grown into a world-wide favorite, and BeClink is proud to offer it to our customers. Next time you’re looking for a delicious drink to enjoy without the worry of alcohol, give non-alcoholic beer a try and enjoy its many benefits.