Friday, April 7, 2017

The Surprising Health Benefits of Enjoying a Beer!

Friday, April 7, 2017 is designated as both National Beer Day AND World Health Day. What does Wobbly Boots Roadhouse in Clive do with this type of information? Well, we research to find out if there are any health benefits tied to a big, frosty brew. You're all in luck too, because beer does have a few of those, and your favorite bar in Des Moines has listed them for you below. 

National Beer Day
For over 13 years, beginning in 1920, Prohibition was enforced. This meant that it was illegal to buy or sell beer and alcohol in the United States. In March of 1933, President Franklin d. Roosevelt signed the Cullen-Harrison Act into law, meaning that U.S. residents could once again legally enjoy a drink. 

Even though signed in March, the new law did not go into affect until April 7 of that year, which then became known as National Beer Day. Fun fact: the day before, April 6, is often referred to as New Beer's Eve because people were so excited about getting the chance to legally purchase a beer, they lined up outside their favorite breweries and pubs the night before!  

World Health Day
This holiday is sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a global health awareness day. April 7 marks the founding of WHO, and they use it as an opportunity to draw worldwide attention to the important subject of global health. Topics of both mental and physical health are addressed, covering a variety of subjects. 

Health Benefits of Beer
Enjoyed in moderation, beer actually has quite a few health benefits. If you stick to no more than 1-2 glasses a day, the following facts may be true for you. 
  • Beer has a thinning effect on blood which can prevent the formation of clots, and the Vitamin B-6 from it helps to prevent build-up in the arteries, making it good for your cardiovascular health. 
  • It can boost your level of "good cholesterol" by 10%-20%, helping to prevent coronary disease. 
  • The antioxidant content of beer is equal to that of wine, and beer has more protein and Vitamin B than wine. 
  • When compared to regular wine and cocktail drinkers, regular beer drinkers were found to have the lower blood pressure. 
  • The silicon present in beer helps to increase bone density and protect your bones against osteoporosis. In one particular study, drinking 1-2 beers a day showed an increase in bone density for 4.5%. Be aware though, that people drinking 3+ brews a day actually lowered their bone density up to 5.2%. 
  • Beer, especially the dark varieties, are a good source of soluble fiber. This is great for the digestive system. 
  • Also a rich source of magnesium, it can aid in the prevention of kidney stones.
  • Beer is both high in potassium and low in sodium. 
  • Age slower with beer! It increases the potency and impact of Vitamin E, which happens to be a major antioxidant that maintains healthy skin and slows the aging process.
  • In one Spanish study, researchers asked people to exercise until their body temperature reached 104 degrees. They then had some drink a beer and others drink water. The beer drinkers turned out to be slightly more hydrated. 

Celebrate at Wobbly Boots Roadhouse
Here at the Boot, we've got lots of refreshing beers for you to choose from, including 18 varieties on tap. We are proud to feature many local Iowa breweries among your choices. You can even get a special price on beer during the best Happy Hour in Des Moines every Monday-Friday from 3-6 pm. So the next time you're in the mood for a healthy dose of your favorite brew along with some amazing BBQ, Wobbly Boots Roadhouse has got you covered. 

Don't forget you can take home 16 oz. bottles of Wobbly Boots House Recipe BBQ Sauce!!

Second Location - Same Incredible BBQ!

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Wobbly Boots Roadhouse
1301 NW 114th St
Clive IA 50325
(515) 223-5700

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