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Old 04-26-2007, 11:54 AM   #21
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They just don't want you to warry too much. They just care about your heath in that way.
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Old 08-02-2007, 05:09 PM   #22
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I dug up some stats on beer, if anyone's interested...
From: About.com: http://www.allaboutbeer.com/features/233beer&health.html

Beer contains 150 calories.
Beer has no fat
Beer has no cholesterol
Beer is caffeine free
Beer contains no nitrate
Beer contains 1 gram of protein and 13 grams of carbohydrates
Beer contains significant amounts of magnesium, selenium, potassium, phosphorus, and biotin
Beer is chock full of the B vitamins (as anyone who has taken brewer's yeast as a B supplement already knows), with impressive amounts of B3 (niacin), B5 (pantothenic acid), B6 (pyridoxin), and B9 (folate), with smaller amounts of B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B12 inotisol and choline.
Beer is 92 percent water
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Old 08-13-2007, 03:13 PM   #23
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We all chose our poison. I personally prefer a drink to a piece of cake or a cookie. We're all different. Real alcohol has the same "nutritional count" (as Andy mentioned) no matter what it is, and has no carbs. I'll never figure out why. Rum, whiskey, vodka, gin, etc .... all the same according to the books I read. My husband is diabetic, and he has to really watch beer and wine.

I agree with you. We all need some empty calories, we all need to do things just for the heck of it. As I said, we all need to choose our poison. If I had to choose between a piece of cake and a glass of wine, I'll take the latter every time. I'm just not a sweets lover.
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Old 08-13-2007, 03:29 PM   #24
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Actually, there is a fair amount of research into the health "benefits", or at least positive "side effects", of alcohol consumtion. Aparently, 4 oz. of wine daily provides a significant protection from heart disease although researchers are unsure of the mechanism. Red wine is more protective than white wine. Also, being a person who drinks no alcohol is a significant risk indicator for dementia. Again, the reasons are not clear. Obviously, the health risks for over indulgence definitely outweigh any benefits so there are no recommendations that people deliberately drink alcohol for health reasons. With all this in mind, when I do have alcohol, I've been choosing red wine. (A 4 oz. glass knocks me out so there's little risk for me getting carried away! ).
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Old 08-13-2007, 03:32 PM   #25
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Dementia? Really? Well there is tonights reason to drink! Drink to stay sane, and Jimmy Buffet said if we couldn't laugh, we would all go insane.

Whiskey, improving mental health since, ummm...I forgot?
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Old 08-14-2007, 01:42 PM   #26
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Fun fact: mixing fruits with alcohol increases the antioxidant effects already found in those fruits.

So alcohol CAN have health benefits!

Just not on its own. :)
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YT2095 dips cherries in his beer... Good Call dude!

edit: second thoughts, best Not, I wouldn`t want to get Stoned!
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Old 08-22-2007, 01:14 PM   #28
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edit: second thoughts, best Not, I wouldn`t want to get Stoned!
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Old 08-23-2007, 09:47 AM   #29
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An ounce of 80 proof booze contains 64 calories
An ounce of 86 proof booze contains 70 calories
An ounce of 90 proof booze contains 73 calories
An ounce of 100 proof booze contains 82 calories

A 12 oz can of beer is around 150 calories
A 12 oz can of light beer is around 100 calories

Five ounces of a dry red wine runs about 96 calories
Five ounces of a dry white wine runs about 120-125 calories

And what's wrong with empty calories? No fats, no cholesterol and low carbs except for the beer.

Not that I am one to talk Cause I enjoy a good drink here and there. But a post from a respected friend on another forum, sums up what is wrong with Alcohol.

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1. Alcohol is empty calories.
2. Alcohol dehydrates you
3. Alcohol slows down your metabolism
4. Alcohol inhibits protein synthesis
5. Alcohol blocks the absorption of nutrients to the muscles
6. Alcohol lowers testosterone
7. Alcohol increases estrogen
8. Alcohol consumption is catabolic
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Old 08-23-2007, 10:08 AM   #30
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Dementia? Really? Well there is tonights reason to drink! Drink to stay sane, and Jimmy Buffet said if we couldn't laugh, we would all go insane.

Whiskey, improving mental health since, ummm...I forgot?
Actually, Tatt, I think he said if we weren't crazy, we would all go insane. At least, that's what it says on my T-shirt.

I've always heard that there was nourishment in beer. In fact, back in the stone age, when I was nursing my babies, the doctor told me to drink a beer or two every evening. "Beer makes milk," he said. I don't know if that's true, but I had plenty.

Then, there's the old biker's theory that "there's a pork chop in every can."
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