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Old 07-13-2012, 12:47 AM   #1
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Who here is slightly concerned about the health impacts of regular beer consumption, given the calories?

A nutritionist friend says that drinking wine is healthier, given the antioxidants, particularly in red wine, but frankly I just like beer better, and I can brew my own high quality brew and get such satisfaction from it. But still ... the health niggle remains.

What does everyone else think?

 
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Old 07-13-2012, 12:50 AM   #2
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I subbed out second dinner and fast food so I can drink more and not go over what I like for calories.

 
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Old 07-13-2012, 12:53 AM   #3
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Everything in moderation. There are plenty of studies about people who drink a couple alcoholic beverages a night and they live longer lives than the non drinkers. Now sometimes I drink too much, but everyone has things they do that negatively affect their health.

Also, what is a niggle?

 
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Old 07-13-2012, 01:00 AM   #4
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Everything in moderation. There are plenty of studies about people who drink a couple alcoholic beverages a night and they live longer lives than the non drinkers. Now sometimes I drink too much, but everyone has things they do that negatively affect their health.

Also, what is a niggle?
Good advice.

Niggle = nitpick. To argue over a small item.
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Old 07-13-2012, 01:09 AM   #5
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Ferment with Streptomyces. It will produce a green colored sour beer spiked with tetracycline. The antibiotic beer of ancient Egypt.

Wine isn't going to cure your acne or that festering sore on your foot, but beer can!

 
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Old 07-13-2012, 01:12 AM   #6
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Also, what is a niggle?
A niggle is a slight concern which won't entirely go away.

 
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Old 07-13-2012, 01:24 AM   #7
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You could make some high quality wine yourself too and substitute that out a couple nights a week....If it would make you feel better. The kits are a great value for what you get.

 
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Old 07-13-2012, 02:00 AM   #8
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If you have one (women) or two (men) beers (regular strength) a day and take the calories into account elsewhere in your diet (calories in) or exercise routine (calories out) then you shouldn't worry too much. Check out page 30 of the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. This is the most up to date set of recommendations and it's based on findings with enough evidence to be widely accepted (there will always be new studies but until findings are rigorously evaluated and confirmed, you're going on faith alone).

 
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Old 07-13-2012, 02:04 AM   #9
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Not this Man.

 
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Old 07-13-2012, 02:05 AM   #10
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A niggle is a slight concern which won't entirely go away.
I assumed that by the context, but I wanted it to be a special type of laughter, I think that would be a more appropriate definition.

 
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