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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

I Heart Beer : Advantages of Beer

Because a lot of people have been giving me some positive reactions about last week’s article (the one about the top alcohol myths) I decided to give you some new facts about everyone’s favorite golden ale: beer. It is comforting to know that people now want to know more about what they are drinking and what they are putting inside their bodies. It used to be, we didn’t care what we drank as long as we got drunk. Anyway, here are the top ten things I like about beer.

10.) Beer is chock full of fiber. In fact a liter of beer contains about 60% of your daily recommended fiber intake; and everybody knows you can drink more than just a liter of beer. Right partyphile? Wondering where all that fiber comes from? Well, it actually comes from the cell walls of malted barley, one of the most important beer ingredients. So how does this help you? It may help reduce the risk of acquiring heart disease, plus it regulates your bowel movements. So that’s why it is always easy to release your bowels after a night of boozing.

9.) Beer reduces stress: Actually, alcohol in general has been found to reduce stress. This just might be one of the best benefits of drinking beer. Plus, it gives you a really good excuse to drink up! So, when your mommy or wife insists that beer should not be part of your daily expenditures, just explain to them that it is your version of a massage. However, you must remember to take in some beer in moderation.

8.) Beer Promotes Bone Strength. Beer actually contains some dietary silicon. Dietary silicon is known to promote strong bones and improves bone mineral density. However, not all beers have the same amount of silicon. It has been found that beers with higher levels of malted barley and hops have higher amounts of dietary silicon. So, as usual, check the label. And if you are looking for the beer with the highest amount of dietary silicon, you may check out Brewdog’s Sink the Bismarck, which has four times as much hops and barley than normal beer. Of course, it would cost you around 2,600 pesos, but hey, if it helps your bones, it might be worth it!

7.) It is available everywhere. Let’s face it; no party is complete without a little alcohol. The good news is, beer is one of those chosen few that is available everywhere and is relatively affordable. You can find it in bars, cafes, restaurants, hotels, inns, sari sari stores, convenience stores, pubs, clubs, and so much more. It seems like almost everywhere in the Philippines beer is present; and that is always a good thing.

6.) Beer cures insomnia. Or at the very least, can make one sleepy. Beer naturally has nicotinic acid and lactoflavin that promote sleep. Plus, one of beer’s common ingredients is hops which is a natural sedative.

5.) It tastes really good. Especially when it is super icy cold. ‘Nuff said.

4. Beer is full of vitamins. Beer is actually a very good source of several vitamins. It contains Magnesium, Selenium, Potassium, Phosphorus, Biotin, Folate, Vitamin B6 and Vitamin B12 to help keep you strong and healthy so you could party all night long

3.) It gets you drunk. Obviously, we partyphiles drink beer to get some sorta buzz. Beer is a safe and convenient way to do that. Quite honestly, I remember how it feels to not know what cocktails contain. It can get quite intimidating, and it is easy to feel unsure about spending your money on a cocktail you might not enjoy. And since your favorite brand of beer always tastes the same, and it gets you drunk, beer is always one of the best options. However, I seriously suggest you expand your alcohol vocabulary.

2.) The upward motion of the bubbles gets really entertaining. I don’t know about you, but when I am really drunk, I stare at the bubbles in my beer; I swear, it is quite entertaining. Another effect of too much beer? Writing stupid articles, like this one.

1.) Beer is good for the heart. Beer has been found to reduce a person’s chance to experience heart failure. It has also been found to significantly increase the amount of good cholesterol in a person’s body, thus reducing the tendency of a person’s blood to clot. And because of this, it prevents strokes and keeps the brain young!

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june 30 is Chocolate Ice Cream Day

June 30 is Chocolate Ice Cream Day. Gather all your chocoholic friends and make some choco-based alcoholic cocktails today!

Reasons Why Beer is Better Than A Human Partner

6 Women Say: Beer doesn’t fart

Men Say: Beer doesn’t complain about farting

5 W: beer doesn’t buy you dinner just to get in your pants

M: You don’t have to wine and dine beer

4 W: Beer is a loyal partner

M: A beer doesn’t get jealous when you grab another beer

3 W: beer doesn’t snore

M: Beer is always wet

2 W: You can enjoy beer when you are on your period

You don’t have to wash a beer before it tastes good

1 W: beer does not come with in-laws

M: Beer does not come with in-laws

Drink of the Week: Choco Chip Margarita

1 Shot White Rhum and 1 Shot Creme de Cacao or 2 Shots of Bailey's Cream
4 Chocolate Chip Cookies
2 Scoops of Chocolate Ice Cream

Bled them all in a martini glass and serve with a dusting of cocoa powder

Happy Birthday June 30

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