Two cold ones a day have essential B vitamins. If you’re counting calories, light beer is a good option. “And if it’s a darker lager beer, it’s going to have lutein, which helps eyesight,” says Joy Dubost, R.D., “and soluble fiber that’s good for your heart.”
It’s been shown to have some cardiovascular benefits, Amy Jamieson-Petonic, R.D., C.S.S.D., says. And taking it black, not with milk and sugar, might also play a role in preventing type-2 diabetes, improving memory, and providing antioxidants. Jamieson-Petonic recommends no more than three cups a day.