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Old 08-31-10, 09:58 AM   #1
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Live a little longer

So, how many drinks do you have a day? A new study says moderate drinkers (1 to 3 drinks a day) will have you living longer than non-drinkers and heavy drinkers. Coupled with the fitness garnered by riding my bike I'm feeling pretty healthy. I will need to up my consumption some and modify my diet a bit in order to keep the weight in check.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504763_1...tml?tag=exclsv
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Old 08-31-10, 10:10 AM   #2
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One beer per day, more or less, usually with supper. Something with some flavor - dark or porter, etc. Sam Adams black lager is tasty. Pass the beer, please!
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Old 08-31-10, 10:23 AM   #3
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Does it work if you do all your drinking for the week at once?
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Does it work if you do all your drinking for the week at once?
That's been my model, making a change to having "the usuals" will most certainly mean reducing the "weekly".
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Have a beer with breakfast. Best way to start the day. lol Nah, maybe one a day at most, guess I better pick up the pace!
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When is the last time you heard: "My life was in the pits, and then, I started drinking, and now, I'm completely healthy and all my problems are solved!"
Pure alcohol = pure carbohydrates, which causes inflammation, the source of many illnesses.
So now...for readers who attempt to avoid reality and encourage chemical abuse by continuing to drink alcohol in spite of the growing combination of permanent physiological and sociological negative effects, you have my unlimited permission to ignore/poke fun at the above in a feeble attempt to rationalize and otherwise justify your behavior.
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I stopped drinking 2.5 years ago. Admittedly I had some issues with it. Now I feel awesome.

Alcohol may have some health benefits, but the negative aspect; dehydration, calories, and other stuff, probably offset the advantages.

Plus, think how much money I am saving to spend on cycling gear...
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When is the last time you heard: "My life was in the pits, and then, I started drinking, and now, I'm completely healthy and all my problems are solved!"
Pure alcohol = pure carbohydrates, which causes inflammation, the source of many illnesses.
So now...for readers who attempt to avoid reality and encourage chemical abuse by continuing to drink alcohol in spite of the growing combination of permanent physiological and sociological negative effects, you have my unlimited permission to ignore/poke fun at the above in a feeble attempt to rationalize and otherwise justify your behavior.

A fool drinks too much. A greater fool, not at all.
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Yeah, muscles really appreciate the dehydration and resulting desalination. Alcohol mainlines severe-cramps-in-a-bottle; not exactly smart for healthy activities.
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Moderation in all things.

Except Love and Money of course...
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It is written: "Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy". I never argue with Scripture.

Actually Ben Franklin wrote it. No one knows the difference, though.

They've been touting the "French paradox" for a long time: daily consumption of red wine seems to increase longevity if you do it in moderation.

I'm interested in seeing some peer-reviewed medical literature equating carbohydrates with inflammation. Anyone who posts a Wikipedia reference as proof of their position will be castrated, unless they have previously been so.

Anyway, my Ukrainian daughter had bad experiences and memories of men and alcohol and goes nuts when I drink a beer, so I almost never drink. My last consumption was on the 4th of July after I had ridden a metric century.
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Teetotaler here. Pretty much a H2O man. And skim milk. Every now and then a root beer float with yogurt ice cream. That's as close as I get to beer.
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It is written: "Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy". I never argue with Scripture.

Actually Ben Franklin wrote it. No one knows the difference, though.

They've been touting the "French paradox" for a long time: daily consumption of red wine seems to increase longevity if you do it in moderation.

I'm interested in seeing some peer-reviewed medical literature equating carbohydrates with inflammation. Anyone who posts a Wikipedia reference as proof of their position will be castrated, unless they have previously been so.

Anyway, my Ukrainian daughter had bad experiences and memories of men and alcohol and goes nuts when I drink a beer, so I almost never drink. My last consumption was on the 4th of July after I had ridden a metric century.
I rarely drink beer anymore, although I love it. Really good beer and really good bread seem to do a really good job of adding on the weight.
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Please note that the study quoted stated:

"Over the 20-year period, 69 percent of the nondrinkers died, 60 percent of the heavy drinkers died and only 41 percent of the moderate drinkers died"

Appears to me the 20 years is now over, and we would need a new study.
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Teetotaler here. Pretty much a H2O man. And skim milk. Every now and then a root beer float with yogurt ice cream. That's as close as I get to beer.
Denver - have you ever tried Almond milk instead of skim milk? I use almond milk on granola and in smoothies.

Easy chocolate smoothie - banana, chocolate almond milk, honey and ice.
Blueberry smoothie - frozen maine blueberries, banana, vanilla greek yogurt, vanilla almond milk, honey and ice.

I usually toss in some crushed flax seed too. But if you add too much, it gets a bit gritty.

And the rootbeer float - do you guys get Stewart's Root Beer out there? Probably not. The Diet Stewart's Root Beer is about the best tasting sugar free pop you can buy. I'm going to try some of the Stewarts with frozen yogurt. Sounds great.
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Denver - have you ever tried Almond milk instead of skim milk? I use almond milk on granola and in smoothies.

Easy chocolate smoothie - banana, chocolate almond milk, honey and ice.
Blueberry smoothie - frozen maine blueberries, banana, vanilla greek yogurt, vanilla almond milk, honey and ice.

I usually toss in some crushed flax seed too. But if you add too much, it gets a bit gritty.

And the rootbeer float - do you guys get Stewart's Root Beer out there? Probably not. The Diet Stewart's Root Beer is about the best tasting sugar free pop you can buy. I'm going to try some of the Stewarts with frozen yogurt. Sounds great.
From Jersey and you are touting Maine blueberries? Wait 'til miss kenton gets a load of this!
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Please note that the study quoted stated:

"Over the 20-year period, 69 percent of the nondrinkers died, 60 percent of the heavy drinkers died and only 41 percent of the moderate drinkers died"

Appears to me the 20 years is now over, and we would need a new study.
And over the 130 year period they all died.
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From Jersey and you are touting Maine blueberries? Wait 'til miss kenton gets a load of this!
I'm actually "from" Ohio. I live in NJ. The density of flavor and color in the frozen, wild, Maine blueberries I buy at Whole Foods is unmatched by commercially grown NJ berries, fresh or frozen. I buy LOTS of fresh NJ berries for things like salads, fruit trays, etc. during the height of the season. Also lots of other Jersey Fresh products in season, and a growing list of other Jersey Fresh products, like tomato sauce, year round.
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And over the 130 year period they all died.
Now I'm sad. Think I'll go have a drink.
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Moderation in all things.

Except Love and Money of course...
I like to say: "Moderation in all things, including moderation."
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I haven't drank in 20 years,but I'm sure I'm at the 1-3 beer a day limit by now......well maybe a few more years...LOL!
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Now I'm sad. Think I'll go have a drink.
I think I'll join you. Cheer up! Every day above ground is a good day!
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...have you ever tried Almond milk instead of skim milk? I use almond milk on granola and in smoothies.


I usually toss in some crushed flax seed too. But if you add too much, it gets a bit gritty.
I used Almond milk for my whey protein drinks. I love flax seed. Peanut butter, flax seed and warm bread is basically my breakfast.
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Did you hear about the case of the California woman who drank too much WATER and died? True - there was a radio station contest and she won - and died.

Those who foolishly claim even a little alcohol is bad for you haven't drank enough yet.

Moderation in all things!
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I'm guessing this 50+ audience have lived long enough to see the overwhelming negative effects of chemical indulgence/habit/addiction than positive propaganda can attempt to ignore/dismiss/encouage with humor.
The hospitals, prisons, and cemetaries all over the planet are full of individuals who were adversly affected by unnecessary alcohol use/abuse, not to mention the broken, battered lives of their loved ones they leave.
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