Beer as Part of the Diet

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  1. Ivorwen profile image66
    Ivorwenposted 13 years ago

    Shakespeare credited good health and a pleasant face to drinking small beer in one of his plays. 

    In his time, small beer was used as a breakfast drink, and most homes brewed their own.

  2. Rochelle Frank profile image90
    Rochelle Frankposted 13 years ago

    The Pilgrim Fathers on their way to the New World (s well as the mothers and children) drank it, as it was more healthful than stale, polluted or contaminated water. Cheeers!
    You could have written a hub on the subject-- though it might already have been done a few times.

  3. hublim profile image68
    hublimposted 13 years ago

    Beer now and again shouldn't be a  problem.

    All things in moderation!

    Children were given whisky in hospitals due to it being the only ready source of clean water.

  4. Ron Montgomery profile image61
    Ron Montgomeryposted 13 years ago

    PART of the diet?

  5. Colebabie profile image60
    Colebabieposted 13 years ago

    He also said of alcohol that it "provokes the desire but takes away the performance".

    Someone had ED...

  6. Whitney05 profile image84
    Whitney05posted 13 years ago

    Supposidly one dark beer a night evokes the same, or similar, health benefits as one glass of red wine a night.

  7. Randy Godwin profile image59
    Randy Godwinposted 13 years ago

    Hmmm. Large beer for me please!

  8. Ron Montgomery profile image61
    Ron Montgomeryposted 13 years ago

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    Michelle Grooveposted 13 years ago

    Interestingly, studies have shown a "J" curve when it comes to alcohol consumption and health. Those who don't consume alcohol at all have slightly lower health levels compared to those who consume a moderate amount, say 1-2 glasses of beer (or other alcoholic drink) a day. Then the health benefits decline with increased consumption. So a little a day looks to be quite a good thing!

    1. Randy Godwin profile image59
      Randy Godwinposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I'll drink to that!

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    zampanoposted 13 years ago

    At the risk of transforming this into a religious debate I dare say :
    God I love beer.
    Small beer, big beer, all beers.
    And my health is heavily good.

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    lyricsingrayposted 13 years ago

    As a Canadian I must insist beer be a large part of your 3 meals a day cool  eh?

  12. tksensei profile image61
    tksenseiposted 13 years ago


    1. profile image0
      lyricsingrayposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      LOL big_smile

    2. Ron Montgomery profile image61
      Ron Montgomeryposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Stop stealing my lines

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    Justine76posted 13 years ago

    beer is proof that god wants us to be happy

  14. Ivorwen profile image66
    Ivorwenposted 13 years ago

    To quote a country song:

    "God is great,
    Beer is good
    and people are crazy!"

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      Justine76posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      luv you
      wish eaglekiwi was here

  15. babybrownfox profile image72
    babybrownfoxposted 13 years ago

    My neighbor sometime skips breakfast and takes a bottle of beer instead.

  16. ddsurfsca profile image72
    ddsurfscaposted 13 years ago

    Ok this might be where some of the crazy shows, but here goes.
    several yrs ago I wanted to lose weight but didn't want to give up my beers, so I went on a beer and salad diet.  I did this for about six or eight months...did I lose weight?  NOOOOO..(tho I didn't gain any either so it was a wash)

  17. Betty Reid profile image58
    Betty Reidposted 13 years ago

    I think a beer or two a day should be fine, especially if you are active and not overeating the rest of the day.  I've heard the main problem with beer is that it makes you relaxed, and you stop following your diet.

  18. Frugal Fanny profile image60
    Frugal Fannyposted 13 years ago

    The hops in a good dark stout beer, once a day, is also supposed to help with breastmilk production.

  19. Raymondho profile image59
    Raymondhoposted 13 years ago

    Best beer to drink to whilst keeping weight I found to be Kilkenny   less than 1g of sugar in 400 ml  full strength ( that's the luck of the Irish).
    All come back to calories in vs calories out.
    Drink in moderation

  20. Shadesbreath profile image80
    Shadesbreathposted 13 years ago

    Definitely part of my diet.  My favorite part. Right in there steak, buggers and pizza.

  21. Cagsil profile image72
    Cagsilposted 13 years ago

    lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol

  22. Greek One profile image63
    Greek Oneposted 13 years ago

    I am deeply offended by this 'alcoholic forum topic'  Beer is a dangerous liquid that should be avoided at all costs.

    May I suggest you try instead a cold yummy shot of...

    1. Shadesbreath profile image80
      Shadesbreathposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Crown is dangerous man.

    2. MJFande profile image64
      MJFandeposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I must say that a shot of this is not a good thing... You should most definitely be sipping it on the rocks or neat:)


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