Monday, 8 February 2010

D'em Bones!

Well, well, there's been another study that beer in moderation is good for you, and the top news is they have found that beer using quality ingredients, not adjuncts like corn or rice, are the ones that offer the most benefit.

This isn't a surprise to most of us who drink good beer (because when you have to spend an evening on rubbish beer you know all about it in the morning, that's got to be a good clue) but it's always nice to have it validated and it's yet another rallying cry for those who advocate drinking less but better in the face of all the horrendous anti-alcohol lobbying that's been going on recently.

But anyway, that aside, I reckon I could have saved them a whole world of bother as I must be an excellent example of how drinking beer is good for you.

I have to admit that exercise has sadly gone by the wayside in the last few months but the acquisition of a bike and look at a picture in the Publican this week has put new emphasis on my need to lose weight - however, I also went to the quacks the other day and, as they only see me once every other year, he decided I needed things like blood pressure etc checked and everything is spot on! My blood pressure is 120/79 and when I had a cholesterol test done a few months ago it was so low they checked it three times to make sure they weren't getting a faulty reading!

So, by this rationale, I reckon I've got a skeleton like Wolverine - or was it just a shabby excuse for putting a picture of Hugh Jackman on my blog? Personally, it's a win-win!


  1. I drink gallons of cheap grog and look fitter than Hugh Jackman. It involves going to a gym. Pure cooking lager is a health tonic. I only feel rough on pongy ale.

  2. You made the last line up, come on. That's why it's not in quotes.

    And even if true, that just means you have to neck more of light lagers to get your daily silcone

  3. Cookie, concentrate on the word HUSK if you can.
    Corn has no husk at all. Simple.
    As to rice, what breweries use is broken rice, grains that have been broken when polished i.e. no husks either.