Monday, January 21, 2008

Moderate Consumption - Thank you!!!

Maybe you have seen some of this.


ALCOHOL
Why you think it's bad: It has little nutritional value and is the reason we need the term "beer belly."


Why it's not: In a study of more than 18,000 men, Harvard scientists discovered that those who had an average of two drinks every day, 5 to 7 days a week, had the lowest risk of heart attack. And researchers at the University of Buffalo found that men who consume that same daily amount have lower levels of abdominal fat than those who drink only once or twice every 2 weeks but down more than four drinks each time.

Drink this: Pinot noir. It contains more disease-fighting antioxidants than any other type of alcoholic beverage. Look for a Santa Barbara County pinot noir that's a 2002 to 2004 vintage; those are generally recognized as the top wine-producing years for this finicky grape. We like the 2003 Foley, best in show at the San Francisco International Wine Festival (foleywines.com).

3 comments:

Tom_E said...

And if you need further proof that beer & wine does not add weight around the middle, just look at our poster boys - Doug, Phil, and Tom.

GARY said...

Yeah..and just look at all the wine we drink at Big L"s place!

Ed said...

And I graduated from the University of Buffalo and can confirm the hypothesis although I favor more a nice merlot or shiraz.