People can get very many benefits from drinking beer in moderate quantities, ranging from protection against kidney stones to having a great time with friends. But Mark Behrends from Nebraska says that it was beer that got him to the age of 110. That is one valuable benefit, according to any standards.
“He always told everybody the reason he has lived so long is drinking one can of beer, every day at 3 p.m.,” said Lois Bassinger, Mr. Behrends’ daughter.
He used to call beer his medicine, as he never used to take medication for his ailments. Mr. Behrends now spends his days at the Ambassador Health home, where he is enjoying his days in peace and quiet. He is not a fan of television and more modern technology, as all his life he has loved to be outdoors.
Mr. Behrends and his wife lived on a small farm and had lots of animals. They brought up three beautiful daughters and four strong sons and lived their lives happily in Nebraska.
Despite the fact that he worked for quite a few years in maintenance for a Nebraskan company, his true dedication was for his farm. “He was out in the field morning to night”, said Mary Lou Woods, another one of his daughters.
She said that he was the first one to get up in the morning and the last one to go to sleep at night and that his never-ending energy has always been transmitted onto the people around him. She said that even now his age has slowed him down to a certain extent, but has not managed to stop him.
Mr. Behrends was thrown a big birthday party at the First Christian Church in Nebraska to celebrate his supercentenarian status on May 16th this year, where he celebrated with over 50 family members of his family.
Mark Behrends is the oldest man in Nebraska and he claims that it’s all because of his precious beer. When asked about a particular brand that he might prefer, he responded that he loves beer regardless of brands and makers.
As for the role that beer might have had in getting him to the age of 110, scientists will obviously not go as far as saying it was key, but rather a very important cog in the mechanism of it all.
According to one study, alcohol actually has some effect in preserving life. Its findings relay that the people who consumed it in moderate quantities managed to live longer than both those who consumed it in excessive amounts and those who did not consume it at all.
Other studies claim that beer has an impressive effect in preventing kidney stones, as it is an amazing diuretic. Furthermore, there is additional information suggesting that it may also contribute to the prevention of chronic conditions such as diabetes or high blood pressure.
Ultimately, it looks like it certainly did the trick for Mr. Mark Behrends, for whom beer was an daily 3 PM delight for very many years. And now he has reached the outstanding age of 110 and everybody is excited to say that he is going on 111.
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