Guinness beer has some health benefits

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Mar 17 2017 - 11:52pm
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Guinness is a world famous Irish beer that is perhaps one of the most popular drinks in the world on St. Patrick’s Day. News that there are a considerable number of health benefits to Guinness has many beer drinkers feeling good.

St. Paddy's day is a day when a lot of people who aren't Irish feel like joining their Irish friends for some beer. This sounds like a terribly unhealthy thing to do. However to the relief of the Irish and their many friends across the world it seems that drinking some Guinness has some health benefits. Guinness is a very well respected Irish beer.

Guinness is a creamy, dark stout that is actually relatively healthy to drink

Doctors Health Press reports Guinness is a creamy, dark stout that is actually relatively healthy to drink in moderation. People worldwide seem to be catching onto the delicious flavor and health benefits of Guinness with it having become one of the largest exports from Ireland.

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There is a relatively low calorie and alcohol content in Guinness

In comparison to other beers there is a relatively low calorie and alcohol content in Guinness. And the rich flavor with a thick and creamy texture makes this is a very popular beer. Guinness is just 4.2 percent alcohol by volume. Most draft beers are 5 percent alcohol by volume. And there are only 125 calories in a 12 ounce serving of Guinness.

With moderate drinking of Guinness there is an increase of good HDL cholesterol and a decreased risk of a heart attack and heart disease. However, it should be kept in mind that with too much drinking there is an increased risk for cancer, liver problems, depression, and high blood pressure.

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