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Old 01-25-2012, 02:01 AM   #1
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So I was thinking that cider (or apple wine) fermented dry and not backsweetened has little sugar left. Very little of those nasty carbs in beer, either. So is it better for you (or your waistline) than beer or liquor?


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Old 01-25-2012, 02:06 AM   #2
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Not sure, but I know I feel better after a crappy day of work with a tall glass of cider than I do with no cider.


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That sugar becomes alcohol, but the calories remain my friend.
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The healthiness of a cider goes beyond calorie counting just like general nutrition.

My take is that drinking a few of your sweat generated beverages makes you happy, and if you're happy you don't feel as much of the need to go all highlander on people. That's healthy for other people as well as you! So drink it sissy and stop worrying whether or not your cider is full bodied or a marketing brainwashing "cider64".

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I was just trying to justify drinking more cider and less beer. Lie to me!
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A glass of beer contains more nutrition than a glass of milk... Cider can't be too dissimilar, so bottoms up!
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A glass of beer contains more nutrition than a glass of milk... Cider can't be too dissimilar, so bottoms up!
This is simply not true. Milk contains protein, vitamins A and D and calcium. Beer does not.
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This is simply not true. Milk contains protein, vitamins A and D and calcium. Beer does not.
Yes but on the other side of that hardly anything in milk can even be absorbed and used by the human body. While beer may not be amazing for you it is still get this... Better for you than a Gatorade before or after any activity... Strange as it may seem it's true. Ya beer!!!! Oh ya and bwers yeast is the highest availably absorbable concentration of vitamin b complex there is so that is why you don't get as bad a hangover with home brew as you do with commercial brews as they filter all of the yeast out of them before selling. Super cool! but still in no way is over consuming good for you but hey whatever.
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Beer built the pyramids and Mesopotamia. Not milk.
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If you look at calories per unit alcohol, dry cider and wine are best. Beer is a bit more calorific, dry cider and wine only have the calories in the alcohol itself. Spirits with mixers are the worst, or sweet cider and wine. Spirits with lo-cal mixers are ok but generally taste revolting.

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