Friday, February 10, 2012

Good News for a Friday Afternoon: Beer is Healthy

Well, sort of.  There are certain healthy components of beer, but I am not about to introduce the beer equivalent of the Atkins diet.  Actually, maybe I should: the Emerson diet - beer and lots of it!  I can hear the cash register now....

Anyway another summary of the health benefits of beer, courtesy of Fox News so you know it is fair and balanced (just like the Emerson diet):

Dark beers tend to have the most antioxidants, which help reverse cellular damage that occurs naturally in the body. A recent study published in the Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture has also found that dark beer has higher iron content compared to lighter beers. Remember, iron is an essential mineral that our bodies need. Iron is a part of all cells and does many jobs including carrying oxygen from our lungs throughout the rest of our bodies.

Another good choice is microbrews, which are healthier than mass-produced cans, because they have more hops. Hops contain polyphenols, which help lower cholesterol, fight cancer and kill viruses.
Happy Friday night!

3 comments:

The Oriole Way said...

I think a more accurate summary might be "Bud Light is bad for you; craft beer is good for you!"

jessibeaucoup said...

Mind if I copy cat you and post this on my blog too?

Patrick Emerson said...

Of course, this is the blgosphere, no property rights!