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THE BODY AS BREWERY . . .

WELL THIS IS A unique strategy. Drunken-driving charges against an upstate New York woman have been dismissed based on an unusual defense: Her body is a brewery. The woman was arrested while driving with a blood-alcohol level more than four times the legal limit. She then discovered she has a...
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THE KEFIR BEER CURE

BEER, it’ll heal what ails ya’. A craft beer made out of the ingredients from kefir – a fermented milk drink – could substantially reduce inflammation and stomach ulcers, according to a study in the journal of functional foods. Using a sample of 48 rats, researchers induced inflammation on subjects’...
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RED WINE AND THE MIND DIET

PERHAPS THERE really is something to mind over matter! According to a study published in the journal of the alzheimer’s association, red wine could play a significant role in slowing down the brain’s ageing process and help battle the onset of Alzheimer’s. The study, carried out by researchers at Rush...
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MORE GOOD NEWS FOR THE MODERATE DRINKER

A NEW STUDY from the American College of Cardiology found that adults over 65 who walk briskly, engage in leisure activities, drink moderately, don’t smoke, and avoid obesity could significantly reduce their risk of heart failure. This is important information for older adults for whom heart failure is the leading...
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RED WINE FOR MENTAL HEALTH

COULD A LITTLE red wine help lift one’s spirits? Serious depression, or major depressive disorder, is the leading cause of disability in Americans ages 15 to 44, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. While excessive alcohol consumption is considered a symptom or coping mechanism for depression, a new...
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LADIES, RAISE A GLASS . . . TO BEER!

BEER HAS PLENTY of health benefits, included aiding recovery after a workout, but it seems that brews are particularly good for women. As females get older, they have to work harder to preserve bone density. And while calcium is certainly fine to take in supplements, a glass of beer might help...
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THE AMAZING TEQUILA DIET

AN American Chemical Society study determined that the sugars found in the plant that makes tequila could lower blood glucose levels for people with type 2 diabetes and help people lose weight. According to the researchers, agavins, a natural form of sugar found in the agave plant, are non-digestible and...
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A RED RECAP 5 HEALTH BENEFITS

ALTHOUGH there’s no guarantee that red wine will protect against diseases, it seems undeniable that it offers up some benefits. Here’s a quick recap of the power of red: MEMORY PROTECTION AGAINST ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE The powerful antioxidant resveratrol protects against cell damage and prevents age-related mental decline. MIMICS GYM TIME...
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THE BUZZ BEHIND RED WINE AND WEIGHT LOSS

WHEN researchers discovered last year that the benefits from a glass of wine could lead to weight loss last year, they wanted to understand what exactly was going on inside the grapes and the body. Researchers at Oregon State’s College of Agricultural Studies took a closer look what’s behind this...
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FOR THE LOVE OF WINE

LOVE is supposed to conquer all. And one day it may save you from making a fool of yourself on a night out with your beloved. Scientists from the University of Sydney have found the hormone that induces feelings of love and intimacy, oxytocin, can also counter the intoxicating effects...
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