Is drinking beer every night bad for you? Here's what Oxford University says

Drinking beer every night can have negative effects on health. According to studies by the University of Oxford, one glass of beer in the evening increases the risk of a heart attack in old age by 10-15% over ten years, rising to 35% if more than four are drunk. 

Some nutritionists advise against drinking beer before dinner as alcohol on an empty stomach can cause inflammation and digestive disorders. 

It is advisable to drink two glasses of water before dinner to help eat less and maintain adequate hydration. Sparkling water can cause digestive problems and is not suitable for those with gastric disorders. Beer contains silicon beneficial for bones and polyphenols that act as antioxidants. It does not contain many calories, but can promote weight gain if consumed with high-calorie foods. It is important to drink in moderation and be aware of your limits.

The negative effects of drinking beer every night on health
Excessive beer consumption every night can be detrimental to health. According to Oxford University researchers, drinking a glass of beer every night increases the risk of a heart attack in old age by 10-15% over ten years. This risk increases to 35% if more than four glasses of beer are drunk every evening. This is one of the reasons why some nutritionists advise against drinking beer before dinner. When alcohol is consumed on an empty stomach, it can inflame the digestive tract and stomach, causing burning, bloating and digestive problems.
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The importance of drinking water before dinner to control appetite
What should one drink regularly in the evening? Drinking two glasses of water before dinner can help reduce appetite. Drinking water before eating is especially important for people who are overweight or obese, as it helps prevent further weight gain. In addition, drinking a glass of water before meals contributes to adequate hydration of the body, improving the functioning of cells and facilitating digestion.
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Avoid sparkling water in the evening: possible digestive problems
Conversely, sparkling water is not recommended as it may be less thirst-quenching than natural water and may contain high amounts of sodium. In addition, the effervescence of sparkling water stimulates the production of gastric juices, which may cause difficulties in digestion.Sparkling water does not provide any particular benefits for digestion and the feeling of well-being after drinking it is simply the result of the release of the gases contained within, which may cause belching.
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The potential health benefits associated with moderate beer consumption
Why is it recommended to drink beer? Beer contains a good amount of silicon, which promotes healthy bones. According to some studies, moderate beer consumption can prevent the formation of kidney stones and help stave off certain diseases such as Alzheimer's. Some researchers claim that beer can protect against diabetes and keep blood pressure under control. Beer also contains polyphenols, antioxidants that slow down ageing.
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The truth about beer and its impact on body weight
Is it true that beer is fattening? Actually, beer does not contain many calories, only 35 calories per 100 grams. However, combining it with high-calorie foods can lead to weight gain. It is often the consumption of beer that stimulates the consumption of calorie-dense foods, such as meat. Beer contains potassium, zinc, selenium, magnesium and chlorine. It is also a source of vitamins B2 and B3, and consists mainly of 90-93% water.
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