Friday, December 7, 2007

Good news for the weekend!

This was sent to me from my good friend Mike Roussell (who, BTW, wrote the nutrition chapter in my book). Looks like great news for the weekend ey?! Let's get healthy!

“From a nutritional standpoint, beer contains more protein and B vitamins than wine. The antioxidant content of beer is equivalent to that of wine, but the specific antioxidants are different because the barley and hops used in the production of beer contain flavonoids different from those in the grapes used in the production of wine. The benefits of moderate alcohol consumption have not been generally endorsed by physicians for fear that heavy consumers may consider any message as a permissive license to drink in excess. Discussions with patients regarding alcohol consumption should be made in the context of a general medical examination. There is no evidence to support endorsement of one type of alcoholic beverage over another.”

-Nutritional and health benefits of beer( Am J Med Sci. 2000 Nov;320(5):320-6.)