Contrary to popular belief, beer is not good for the kidneys. On the contrary, even a single alcoholic drink harms the kidneys, Evgeny Bryun, chief narcologist of the Moscow Health Department said.
According to the specialist, beer damages kidneys even more than any other alcoholic beverage, RIA Novosti reported.
According to the specialist, drinking beer leads to dehydration. It doubly stresses the body and harms the kidneys because it promotes urination and the removal of useful substances, including electrolytes and trace elements.
“And a lot of people talk about beer as a vitamin drink or ‘liquid bread,’ but that’s not true. Neither is it true about quenching thirst. It contains both alcohol and carbohydrate components in large quantities, which puts a strain on the kidneys. It’s a double load. It turns out that beer dehydrates the body twice as much as any other alcohol,” Bryun said.
According to him, there is no safe dose of alcohol for the body, but the higher the dose of alcohol, the more the kidneys are affected.
“Accordingly, if the alcohol is 40-degree, it takes less to damage the kidneys, hard alcohol is more toxic. And alcohol of lesser degrees, more is required. The concentration of alcohol when consumed increases as you alcoholize and the kidneys become even more strained,” the specialist said.