Have you ever overheard someone in a bar trying to decide what they're going to drink? There is an entire process going through that person's head trying to pick something that will taste good but also something that won't make them bloat.

Beer is never an option when it comes down to it. But in reality, beer is one of the healthier choices and the benefits to your health can help you live a longer and happier life.

According to an article in Metro, beer is actually good for you ... it's science.

Good thing, because we are going to drink lots of it at our Bacon and Brew event on July 18 at CityCenter Green in Danbury. We'll have a great craft beer selection, lots of bacon dishes, live music and more. Get the details and buy your ticket at ctbaconandbrew.com.

Here are 10 scientific reasons why beer is good for you:

 

  • 1

    Drinking beer helps you live longer

    Virginia Tech researchers found that people who drink beer are 19% less likely to die during any given time than people who have never had a drop.

  • 2

    Drinking beer helps you to lose weight

    Many think that drinking beer will make you gain weight, but in fact, drinking Belgian beer is actually great for the bacteria in your gut.

  • 3

    Drinking beer will help to fight cancer

    Xanthohumol, found in the hop of the beer, is an antioxidant that attacks cancer-causing enzymes.

  • 4

    Drinking beer will actually help to keep your mind sharp

    The same antioxidant found in to help you fight cancer, will also keep your mind sharp and help to improve your cognitive functions.

  • 5

    You won't actually get a beer belly from drinking beer

    There really isn't much scientific evidence of getting a beer belly from drinking beer.

  • 6

    Beer can even stop you from getting kidney stones

    According to a study found in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, people who drink beer are 41% less likely to get kidney stones.

  • 7

    Skimmed milk and orange juice have more calories in them than beer does

    A heavier, darker brew has less calories in it than skimmed milk or orange juice as told by Guinness.

  • 8

    The more hop in the beer, the better protection against Alzheimer’s

    The same antioxidant found to help with cancer and cognitive functions also helps to protect against the deterioration of the brain due to Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

  • 9

    Beer is packed full with vitamins

    Beer has several vitamins in it such as magnesium, selenium, potassium, phosphorus, biotin, and is chock full of B vitamins.

  • 10

    Drinking beer can make your bones stronger

    The key to building bone mineral density is dietary silicon, which beer is full of.