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HEALTHY HABITS OF THE CRAFT BEER SET

CRAFT BEER drinkers may take their imbibing more seriously than their macro-brew loving counterparts, but, when they do drink, they drink less and boast healthier lifestyle habits. According to a study conducted by the Harris Poll, people who drink craft brews consume less than the average American, pay more attention...
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THE POWER OF A PINT A DAY

GOOD NEWS for those who love their pints: the key to good heart health could be drinking a glass of beer a day. Published in the journal nutrition, metabolism & cardiovascular disease, scientists from the Mediterranean Neurological Institute in Italy claimed that drinking moderate amounts of beer daily could reduce the...
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TEQUILA SKINNY?

IT’S A GENERALLY accepted truth that alcohol equals empty calories. But if tequila is your drink, there’s some good news for you! A new study has found a link between the Mexican spirit and weight loss. According to the American Chemical Society, which researched the effects of tequila on blood glucose levels last year, naturally-occurring sugars...
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WINE+FOOD=HAPPY LIFE?

HERE’S SOME WINE NEWS to raise a glass to! Up to a third of a bottle of wine with a meal every day results in a more positive outlook on life and fewer sicknesses. This is no secret in Mediterranean cultures, where a wine is a standard component of a...
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WINE . . . GOOD FOR THE GUT?

THE HEALTH BENEFITS of wine have long been extolled but mainly those are for heart and mind health. Now scientists have found that it may also be good for the digestive system as new research points to a glass of wine being good for the gut. A study published in science examined factors...
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DISEASE-FIGHTING BEER ON TAP?

IN DATA presented at the 251st National Meeting & Exposition for the American Chemical Society, scientists at the University of Idaho reported they are close to synthesizing healthful hops compounds in a lab. Previous research has linked hops to halting bacterial growth and disease. “When researchers extract healthful chemicals from...
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THE WINE WEIGHT LOSS DIET

IF YOU WOULD prefer to have a glass of Cabernet rather than do cardio, then this study is for you! Drinking wine just before bed helps people to lose weight by burning fat and staving off late-night snacking, according to reports citing studies from two universities. Scientists at Washington State...
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A STUDY OF STUDIES: WINE PREVENTS DIMENTIA

IT’S OFFICIAL! Well, official for today at any rate . . . A new report that analyzed nearly 1OO various health studies concluded that moderate wine consumption has been shown to significantly delay dementia. The evidence stands in direct opposition to a recent controversial British government guidance on alcohol consumption by...
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BEER: BENEFITS FOR THE LADIES

YOU CAN FORGET AN APPLE, how about a beer a day to keep the doctor away? That might actually be the case . . . if you’re a woman. New research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition examined 2OO,OOO women and found that drinking beer puts females at a lower...
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WINE AND GOOD CHOLESTEROL

THERE’S A FINE line to walk between good (HDL) and bad (LDL) cholesterol. Getting enough of the good is always a challenge while the bad always seems to be in abundance. But it turns out that boosting your HDL could be as simple as enjoying a glass of red wine!...
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