Raise a Mug for National Beer Day
April 7 is National Beer Day and to celebrate we’re highlighting some of our favorite posts debunking myths about beer. As we’ve pointed out in the past, moderate drinking—whether beer, wine, or spirits—has been linked to various health benefits, including reduced risk of heart disease. No matter which adult beverage you enjoy (or whether you prefer to abstain altogether), we think you’ll enjoy these past posts.
- No, there aren’t antifreeze chemicals in your beer—The Food Babe screws up again, showing her lack of scientific expertise as she gets the facts wrong about common ingredients in beer.
- Can a few beers a week really damage sperm?—We break down the actual research behind this racy headline.
- Another study shows the heart benefits of alcohol—We cover a large Norwegian study linking moderate alcohol consumption to a smaller risk of heart disease.
- Are 1 in 3 Americans really drinking excessive amounts of alcohol?—Drinking too much is clearly linked to health problems, but we explain the problems with a government agency’s definition of “excessive” drinking.