Red Wine Health Benefits
Good News for Beer Lovers Too
Wine sales increased dramatically when reports of red wine health benefits became public. Be careful though, don't get carried away too fast with the news. The studies are always quick to mention moderate amounts of wine consumption.
Less publicized is the news that many of the studies about red wine health benefits were actually funded by corporate interests of red wine that had something to gain from the positive news. This means only the studies that were truly independent should be taken seriously.
Beer is Better Than Red Wine Health Benefits
Here is an interesting twist for beer lovers everywhere. The good news is out: Drinking beer is good for your health according to the American Dietetic Association.
The healthy aspects of drinking beer are not the same as the well documented red wine benefits. Beer has something better: "Unique nutrition properties" according to the ADA. So, what is so good about drinking beer? The list is impressive:
The above information is likely being met on college campuses with warm welcomes. With all this good news I'm tempted to gather my friends and head to a brew pub to celebrate all this worthwhile scientific achievement. Oh yes, there is one little teeny tiny gotcha in all the high flalutin' lab results. The ADA press release says:
What is moderate consumption of beer according to these fine folks? Ha! Waaay down at the very end of the press release in the last paragraph they give the bad news. Moderate consumption of beer is defined as "one 12 ounce beer for women and two for men in a DAY!"
Here is the link to the ADA press release. Be sure to see the chart comparing the nutrients in beer versus wine.
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