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With the entire western civilization harping on about spiritual awakening and the powers of thinking positive perhaps it’s time to start spreading some of that good energy towards our drinks. Forget what the church, your wife and your doctor tell you; alcohol can actually be good for you in moderation (moderation being the key word). I mean if you think about it, most alcoholic beverages are nothing but distilled and fermented versions of grains and fruit we actually eat anyway and you don’t see anyone complaining when you eat wheat or chew on grapes!
Here are the most common drink-vices and why they can actually be healthy!
WICKED WHISKY TURNS WONDERFUL
This delightful beverage is not just good for giving you that perfect heady rush and its smooth texture.
HEALTH HAPPY: Each shot of whiskey contains a slew of antioxidants, according to Dr. Jim Swan, an expert in all things whisky (as spelled in Canada and Scotland), who also argues that these anti-cancer properties may be as powerful as those of dark chocolate and red wine, some of the other items with the same claims.
DID YOU KNOW: French professor Arnald de Villanova (as early as the 14th century) claimed spirits could “prolong life, clear away ill humors, revive the heart, and maintain youth.” Looks like they knew their stuff even way back then!
VENOMOUS VODKA TURNS VERSATILE:
Here’s to giving Russians world-wide a reason to rejoice.
HEALTH HAPPY: Vodka can actually have disinfecting properties if you consume a peg or 2 after swimming in a polluted water body or eating something from the street that perhaps you shouldn’t have. It’s not a 100% guarantee but hey, anything to knock the guilt off.Aside from this it is also known to reduce heart disease, while externally it can be applied to wounds as a disinfectant.
DID YOU KNOW: A popular book lists vodka recipes for curing alcoholism. All you have to do, as one of them says, is: “Get five to seven green forest bugs and let them sit in a glass of vodka for several days. Give the infused vodka to the patient without telling him what it is.” That concoction is supposed to turn the “patient” off from alcohol for good. Alcohol to cure alcohol? Ingenious.
BITTER BEER TURNS BENEFICIAL:
Ahoy all ye beer-guzzling yuppies across the globe, we know you’re out there. You’re pretty much every man in the world by now so this one is definitely special.
HEALTH HAPPY: Light drinking reduces risk of strokes and heart-disease by up to 20% according to research in America. It is fat-free, aids restful sleep and promotes relaxation. It helps with urination as well thus, reducing kidney stone incidence. Not to mention its rich vitamin B, B2 and B6 content.Need I say more? Why aren’t we drinking more beer?
DID YOU KNOW: Beer brewing dates to almost 6000 BC. However, it was the Sumerians around 2000 BC who really loved the stuff. Their plaques and carvings often center on people or gods drinking from large jars of beer. A hymn to one of their most important goddesses, Ninkasi, is actually a very detailed explanation of how to make beer; this was helpful in a society that was almost entirely illiterate.
WASTING WINE TURNS WINSOME:
For all you aristocratic/European/wine-loving sorts: you always knew the benefits of this one. There’s a reason it has played such a large role in the diets of the Italians and the French for centuries on end and it’s not because the heady high is so wonderful. Well, not just that at any rate.
HEALTH HAPPY: A more recent study on wine by original “French Paradox” researcher Serge Renaud offers more evidence that moderate wine consumption is associated with a significant reduction in all-cause mortality, cardiovascular disease and cancer among men. Also rich in anti-oxidants and vitamins it’s no wonder the Italians rarely suffer from kidney stones or cancer!’
DID YOU KNOW: Although red wine can only be produced from red grapes, white wine can be produced from both white and red grapes.
P.S. - A glass of wine (about 4 oz.) contains about 85 calories so it’s also the least fattening of the lot!Well there you have it you budding alcoholics. Don’t get too crazy but enjoy some guilt-free drinking. For your reference, this is how much you should be drinking, and here’s how to tell if you’re drinking too much. Cheers!
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