With the summer in full swing and men growing thirsty the world over, there are few things finer and more refreshing than an enjoying a cold beer.
Whether that be on the porch, on the beach, in a bar, or in the comfort of your own home: it matters little when the amber nectar is involved.
Of course, while it’s not advisable to consistently over-do it when it comes to alcohol, cracking a cold one is like breathing: no matter how many times you do it, you just keep coming back for more.
In fact, it can now be argued that people who drink are healthier than those that don’t. At least that’s according to new research relayed by Swedish news site Nyheter 24.
Holiday season is usually the period of the year in which we let go of any* restraint we have when it comes to alcohol. Beers often flow when the sun comes out to play, and that’s not that unusual given that, well, drinking beer in the sun is up there with the very finest of things in life.
Obviously it’s not good for you to knock back twenty pints every other day, but according to a new study indulging in alcohol every now and then can help you stay healthier.
Less sick days for the boozers
The study in question was carried out by the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, examining participants from France, the UK, and Finland.
The results? Participants who drank alcohol took fewer sick days from work than those who had dedicated themselves to being sober.
Now, before you get your hopes up (and the beers in), there may well be a completely reasonable and logical explanation for this.
As per Metro, Jenny Ervasti, lead author of the study, explained: “Some diseases, or their treatment, prevent alcohol use, which may explain the excess risks among abstainers.”
So, relatively good news for anyone who was hoping to consume their own body weight in beer this year.
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