We live in a country that, on a certain Sunday each year, drinks enough beer to fill 493 Olympic-sized swimming pools. So it's a good thing brews come with health benefits.
This infographic from About.com illustrates some surprising stats and facts about America's favorite drink — including some that could benefit your waistline and health. For example, drinking beer instead of a mixed cocktail can save you more than 150 calories per drink. And darker beers, microbrews and craft beers have the most disease-fighting antioxidants and iron. Cheers to that!
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