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Old 04-22-2007, 02:39 AM
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Fruity cocktails count as health food, study finds

http://www.cnn.com/2007/HEALTH/diet....eut/index.html
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- A fruity cocktail may not only be fun to drink but may count as health food, U.S. and Thai researchers say.
Adding ethanol -- the type of alcohol found in rum, vodka, tequila and other spirits -- boosted the antioxidant nutrients in strawberries and blackberries, the researchers found.
Any colored fruit might be made even more healthful with the addition of a splash of alcohol, they report in the Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture. (more at link)
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Old 04-22-2007, 06:58 PM
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- A fruity cocktail may not only be fun to drink but may count as health food, U.S. and Thai researchers say.
Adding ethanol -- the type of alcohol found in rum, vodka, tequila and other spirits -- boosted the antioxidant nutrients in strawberries and blackberries, the researchers found.
Any colored fruit might be made even more healthful with the addition of a splash of alcohol, they report in the Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture. (more at link)

LOL! That's hilarious....now if only they'd say the same thing about brownies...
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Old 04-22-2007, 07:48 PM
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When I'm with my friends, I always point to my Absolut and cranberry as proof that I'm a health-nut. Now I have back-up!

They like to point at my two packs of smokes I always take when I go to a bar as proof of otherwise

Silly friends.
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Old 04-22-2007, 08:02 PM
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When I'm with my friends, I always point to my Absolut and cranberry as proof that I'm a health-nut. Now I have back-up!

They like to point at my two packs of smokes I always take when I go to a bar as proof of otherwise

Silly friends.
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Old 04-30-2007, 06:28 PM
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When I'm with my friends, I always point to my Absolut and cranberry as proof that I'm a health-nut. Now I have back-up!
My friend drinks this, too. His wife has been trying to get him to eliminate or reduce his two cocktails a night. Now, he'll have proof that he is doing it for his health!!
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Old 04-30-2007, 08:16 PM
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My friend drinks this, too. His wife has been trying to get him to eliminate or reduce his two cocktails a night. Now, he'll have proof that he is doing it for his health!!
Well... let's just say I went on a "health kick" Saturday night. Took most of Sunday to get over it!

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Old 04-30-2007, 08:50 PM
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Well... let's just say I went on a "health kick" Saturday night. Took most of Sunday to get over it!

But the carbs, my dear, the carbs!
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Old 04-30-2007, 10:56 PM
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Well... let's just say I went on a "health kick" Saturday night. Took most of Sunday to get over it!

I drank vodka, cranberry with a splash of lime or a wedge of lime (Cape Cods) for years. I recently switched to Cosmopolitans, which also have the same ingredients along with Triple Sec. They're also stronger. I absolutely love them!!

I don't drink too often these days because it takes me longer to recover!!
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- A fruity cocktail may not only be fun to drink but may count as health food, U.S. and Thai researchers say.
Adding ethanol -- the type of alcohol found in rum, vodka, tequila and other spirits -- boosted the antioxidant nutrients in strawberries and blackberries, the researchers found.
Any colored fruit might be made even more healthful with the addition of a splash of alcohol, they report in the Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture. (more at link)
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Thank-you for posting this.
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