Friday, August 26, 2011

It's Friday - Time for a Cool One!

Speaking of cool ones, did you know that beer is the new health drink? (I think the Guinness people have known this for some time!) This is seriously good news: Turns out that researchers have discovered that drinking a lager a day reduces your risk of hardening of the arteries by 62%. That's even better than red wine, the regular consumption of which reduces that risk by 53%. Beer also fights inflammation by lowering levels of homocysteines and inflammatory amino acids that damage artery walls.

Also, since lagers are brewed from barley and hops, they contain a number of healthy substances, including phenolic acids, catechins, and tannins (the junk in tea that's good for you). These compounds help rid your blood of the bad LDL cholesterol. Woo-hoo!!


Blogger Anna Van Z said...

Elephants are the most amazing, intelligent animals! Look at the sheer joy on this little guy's face!

12:05 PM  
Blogger Jefferson's Guardian said...

"Elephants are the most amazing, intelligent animals!"

Unlike the humans who incorporate them as their party's mascot.

As far as beer, I agree! I read something similar awhile ago. Like vitamins, I have one a day. It's a great reward after a hard workout.

Have a great weekend! if you never hear from me again, I was blown away by Irene. ;-)

2:25 PM  
Blogger Anna Van Z said...

Hey, if worse comes to worst, chain yourself to something large and concrete (NOT the Washington Monument)!

3:27 PM  
Blogger Jefferson's Guardian said...

Hey, it works for the mafia! :-0

4:10 PM  

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