We’ve spent our whole lives being told beer is bad for us, but a new study has been conducted which suggests pints could be much healthier than we thought.
80,000 people took part in a case study conducted by the Pennsylvania State University, which found that one or two daily servings of alcohol can have a positive effect on long term health.
As it turns out, a small amount of alcohol a day can help men and women slow down the natural decline in high-density lipoprotein (HDL), or ‘good’ cholesterol.
One beer a day had a better effect than not drinking at all, or drinking to excess, which means a pint a day could cut the risk of stroke or heart disease.
The government suggests that men and women shouldn’t exceed 14 units of alcohol a week, which works out at roughly six pints.
A beer a day sounds great, but you’ll probably want to stay clear of the ten unhealthiest beers if you want to stay in shape.