When you hear an apple a day keeps the doctor away, the same could be said about alcohol consumption. Moderate alcoholic beverage intake for example two for males and one dink for women per day do have potential health benefits. This is something that researcher’s ad scientists concluded and the studies show that since the turn of century have spirits, wine and beer benefited individuals drinking in moderation. Alcohol has the ability to lower the risk of dementia, cognitive decline and heart disease. While those are important factors, both ciders and beer also have numerous other health benefits.

When fruit’s antioxidant content was studied in several fruit juices, teas and hard cider, researchers concluded that hard cider potentially has equal amounts of antioxidants compared to wine. Consumption of these antioxidants predominantly found in hard cider (polyphenols) are directly linked to protect against neurodegenerative diseases, cardiovascular diseases and certain cancer types too. At the same time is several varieties of ciders tested and studies shows that the variety of apple used in the cider attributes to the level of polyphenol concentration in the specific cider.

Looking at beer’s health benefits which also contain polyphenols, which comes from the malt and hops, it was established that brewers remove it simply because the beer appear cloudy. Thus even though it is naturally found in beer the antioxidants are absent from beer. Still has it been found by researchers that moderate beer consumption also reduce heart disease by 31 percent. One of the largest differences when comparing health benefits is the sugar content as beer is sugar free while cider is high in sugar.  This also vary on the brands of cider with a popular brand Angry Orchard-Crisp Apple, containing 23grams which I seven teaspoons of sugar and Crispin containing 15 mg, which is three teaspoons, sugar per bottle. Even though dry ciders have lower sugar content with ciders higher in carbohydrates and calories when compared to beer.