1. High in iron, low in calories
Weighing in at only 210 calories a pint means you don’t have to worry about a beer belly. Guinness is rich in iron, giving you greater energy and increasing athletic performance. It is also packed full of antioxidants, like those found in fruits and vegetables, helping to lower cholesterol.
2. Reduces kidney stones risk
Our scientist friends from Finland found that a bottle of beer each day reduced the chance of kidney stones by up to 40 per cent. Beer dilutes urine which reduces the chance of stones forming.
3. Improves eyesight
Pop those beer goggles on. Canadian researchers found that the antioxidants in stouts could protect against mitochondrial damage. Antioxidants protect the mitochondria against this damage preventing cataracts being formed.
4. Teaches patience and relaxation
We are big advocates of self-care and with the perfect Guinness taking 119.5 seconds to pour, it frees up two whole minutes of ‘me-time’.
Remember: drink in moderation. And don't give Guinness to babies.