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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.
[R]esearchers told a meeting of the American Heart Association in Orlando, Florida, that the most benefit they saw was from 24 fluid ounces of Guinness – just over a pint – taken at mealtimes. They believe that “antioxidant compounds” in the Guinness, similar to those found in certain fruits and vegetables, are responsible for the health benefits because they slow down the deposit of harmful cholesterol on the artery walls. — bbc news
The Irish rightfully claim that god made Guinness so the Irish wouldn’t conquer the world, but they stayed mum about Klotz (as in blood.)
Guinness is a food group all its own. As good as coffee in the morning, a splendid pick-me-up any time of day. I’ve made whole meals of it many a time, and you’ll find no flies (or clots) on me.
Recipe: One room temperature pint of Guiness, one ripe banana, one handful of cashews. Toss the cashews in your mouth and chew until they’re crushed, then take a large bite of banana. When all is soft with just a touch of crunch, pour in the Guinness. Aaah. Bliss. The gods be smiling and all’s well in the world. Swallow. Repeat until filled to capacity.
One word of warning: the following hours may well be punctuated with extraordinary flatulence. Avoid small rooms.