Quarta-feira, 28 de Fevereiro de 2007

Guinness is good for you - official

The old advertising slogan "Guinness is Good for You" may be true after all, according to researchers.
A pint of the black stuff a day may work as well as an aspirin to prevent heart clots that raise the risk of heart attacks.
Drinking lager does not yield the same benefits, experts from Wisconsin University told a conference in the US. (...)

Feelgood factor
The original campaign in the 1920s stemmed from market research - when people told the company that they felt good after their pint, the slogan was born.
In England, post-operative patients used to be given Guinness, as were blood donors, because of its high iron content. This practice continues in Ireland.
Pregnant women and nursing mothers were at one stage advised to drink Guinness - the present advice is against this. (...)
BBC News

For all that matters:
  • In Ireland, Guinness is still made available to blood donors and stomach and intestinal post-operative patients.
  • Guinness is high in Vitamin G: Recommended Daily Allowance: 3 pints a day.
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