Beer, it's good for you.

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  1. Ron-P

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    Beer is good for you — no, really
    Struggling German brewers
    hype health benefits
    BERLIN, May 13 — Drinking beer could reduce the risk of cancer, strokes and heart disease, Germany’s brewers’ federation said Monday, hoping to inspire the country’s youth to head for the beer garden rather than the gym.
    FEDERATION HEAD Peter Hahn told a news conference the average German drank just over 123 liters of beer in 2001, down from 147 liters 10 years ago.
    He blamed flagging consumption partly on fitness fanatics and a fad for energy drinks among young people.
    Refashioning the image of beer as a nutritious, health-giving tipple, a tactic successfully employed by promoters of red wine, could help, Hahn suggested.
    “We were not as quick off the mark as the red wine producers, but the same is true for German beer,” he said. “There are lot of health benefits in malt and hops.”
    Hahn said moderate consumption, about half a liter (a little less than a pint) a day for men, reduced the risk of strokes and lowered cholesterol levels, while the hops used to flavor the drink helped prevent cancer.
    German brewers have had backing for their view.
    Industry experts and scientists at a one-day “beer and health” conference in Brussels last October said beer not only had sedative properties, but could also cut cardiovascular disease and protect against cancer and osteoporosis.
    Dutch scientists who carried out a study of 8,000 people earlier this year concluded drinking moderate amounts of alcohol, be it beer, whiskey or wine, could help lower the risk of dementia.
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    Well, I'm excited.
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    Heard that about wine, but not beer. I'm sure too much beer isn't so great for you though.

    A glass of wine every now and then may do your body some good though.
     
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    It's all good.
    I just had the major of major physicals. The kind where you feel violated for weeks after.
    I am one healthy mo-fo. Feel'in good. Was a bit worried going in, mainly because I'd never had one of this magnatude before and hitting 36, I felt I'd better get checked out.
    All is good and working perfectly. I even still have 20/20 vision and perfect hearing. Don't know how, but hey, maybe it's the beer.
    Peace Out~[​IMG]
     
  6. Rain

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    If beer is good for you, I have finally found the perfect way to acheive immortality. [​IMG]
    (By the way, I don't know if I ever revealed this before but in my sig pic...I'm wasted [​IMG] )
     
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    I never really cared if beer or wine were good for me...[​IMG] I drink them because I enjoy them. [​IMG] That will not change if I can help it. Drink up!
    Wine has antioxidants in it, that helps out with plenty of things. Not sure what would actually be helpful in beer, but I will keep drinking it for now...
    Nothing better than Pizza & Beer night with an obnoxiously loud action flic. [​IMG]
     
  8. Carlo Medina

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    Less than a pint a day...well I've been dry all week so I can have 6 pints this Saturday, right? [​IMG]
    What a great way to have a 5000th post. [​IMG]
     
  9. Jack Briggs

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    Congrats on the milestone, Carlo. I've always enjoyed your presence here.
    Why, I even enjoy Ron's presence here--when we don't discuss the space program! [​IMG]
    That's because Ron and I share many other strong bonds, one of them being the very elixer of the gods, the juice of jolly, the fluid of feel good, the brew of bliss, the liquid of laughter and life, the ... the ...
    Have I made myself clear? If beer is good for you, then I'm set!
     
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    Thanks for the kind words, Jack. I'm off to celebrate the milestone by seeing Dave Matthews at Staples...what the hell! You only hit 5000 once, right?
    Of course now I get to sit in traffic. [​IMG]
     
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    Enjoy Carlo, I know you will.
     
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  13. Ron-P

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    Oh yeah Bill, it included a full blood test. I don't think they left anything out.
    Peace Out~[​IMG]
     
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    In the immortal words of Buffy, "Beer good."
    I tend to agree.[​IMG]
     
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    Ron, that's really good to know because I was REALLY healthy last night at the Lakers game.[​IMG]
     
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    On average, I drink 64 ounces of beer a nite. On weekends it goes up to 96 ounces. Since I turned 18 back in '86, I just haven't been able to get enough of it. Sweet, sweet, bitter beer. UMMMM...
     
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    Whew! I just got done reading the Mike's Hard Lemonade thread, which has been populated by a bunch of guys who hate beer (BEER!!!). I was beginning to worry that enjoying HT somehow reduced our testosterone, thus leading us to enjoy rebadged wine coolers. You guys have restored my faith in the HTF. Good to know I'll be drinking to my health tonight. For more good news about beer, check this out. An old one, but a good one:

    "This comes directly from this month's Forbes magazine. A herd of buffalo can only move as fast as the slowest buffalo, and when the herd is hunted, it is the slowest and weakest ones at the back that are killed first. This natural selection is good for the herd as a whole, because the general speed and health of the whole is maintained or even improved by the regular culling of the weakest members.

    "In much the same way, the human brain can operate

    only as fast as the slowest brain cells through which the

    electrical signals pass. Recent epidemiological studies have shown that while excessive intake of alcohol kills off brain cells, it attacks the slowest and weakest brain cells first. Thus, regular consumption of beer helps eliminate the weaker cells, constantly making the brain a faster and more efficient machine. The result of this in-depth study verifies and validates the causal link between all-weekend parties and job related performance. It also explains why, after a few short years of leaving university and getting married, most professionals cannot keep up with the performance of the new graduates. Only those few that stick to the strict regimen of voracious alcoholic consumption can maintain the intellectual levels that they achieved during their university years.

    "So, this is a call to arms. As our country is losing its technological edge we should not shudder in our homes. Get back into the bars! Quaff that pint! Your company and country need you to be at your peak, and you shouldn't deny yourself the career that you could have. Take life by the bottle and be all that you can be! So, have fun tonight getting drunk.
     
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    I have always considered Guinness beer to be the nectar of the gods. Although I'll take a Beck's dark from germany any day soon.

    Although I will not agree that major american brewery beers are good for you.
     

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