In November 2021, Colombia reached the highest per capita beer consumption in 25 years. The sector that manufactures this alcoholic beverage produces more than 20 million hectoliters each year to meet national demand, which accounts for its popularity in the country.
In addition to this, beer provides the body with vitamins A, B, D, E and polyphenols that can help improve the circulatory system. This is because the carbon dioxide that this drink provides favors the blood circulation of the oral mucosa, which can even have benefits in digestion.
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There is a key ingredient in this whole process: hops. It contains xanthohumol, a natural antioxidant, and according to some studies, it serves to lower cholesterol and triglycerides levels.
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This low also helps prevent some cardiovascular diseases such as heart attacks. Of course, the benefits that beer would generate are related to its moderate consumption, since drinking it in excess can have harmful effects on health.
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