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- samie - 07-09-2001 02:24 PM

Some one told me that drinking a little port every day is good for the blood and health. Can any one tell me if this is true and if not, then what drink is good. This of course goes with the limits of how much one should drink without causing any damage to the body.

- Thomas - 07-09-2001 02:38 PM

Don't know what you mean by "good for the blood," but many studies support the belief that two drinks per day of any alcohol is healthy for the heart.

Two glasses of wine is roughly equivalent--in alcohol--to two shots of spirits or two 12 ounce bottles of beer. Port is higher in alcohol than table wine, but not so much higher that you can't use two glasses of Port instead of table wine--do make it a good Port...

- samie - 07-09-2001 02:54 PM

Thanks Foodie, What I meant with good for blood was that it makes your blood richer, I don't know how far it is true. Thanks again.

- Thomas - 07-09-2001 03:53 PM

Richer? In what? Some doctors used to prescribe wine for anemic patients, but I don't think there is enough iron in it to make a dent in such a problem--maybe our resident MD can bring light to the subject. Bucko to the rescue?

- Bucko - 07-09-2001 04:53 PM

Foodie is right. Remeber back to Winemaking 101 -- iron can cause a wine to be hazy, so there is little iron in wine. The cardiovascular benefits of alcohol are positive out to 5 drinks per day, however other morbidity and mortality increases after 2 drinks per day.


- Thomas - 07-09-2001 05:59 PM

Five a day--I knew you would come to the rescue. Would six be stretching it? How many hours are in a day?

- winoweenie - 07-09-2001 06:11 PM

Do the hours from 5 pm to 9 pm constitute a day? It Do!!! I be Okie-Dokie then. WW

- Drew - 07-09-2001 06:31 PM

If the benefits of alcohol are positive out to 5 drinks per day, why and what are the morbidity and mortality increases after 2 drinks per day?


- Bucko - 07-09-2001 07:48 PM

The heart benefits out to 5-6 drinks per day. Above two drinks per day the incidence of esophageal cancer, liver disease, accidental death, suicide, abuse, seeing WW in nothing but a bolo tie (that will stop you from drinking), etc., etc. increases.


- Drew - 07-10-2001 12:53 AM

I'd rather take my chances with the drinking as opposed to the Medusa like vision of WW naked in a Bolo tie! [img][/img]


- Thomas - 07-10-2001 08:19 AM

But surely, all those diseases aren't the result of more than two drinks a day--maybe more like an excess of five. How do these stats come about? Do the bean counters take people who consume a gallon a day and then extrapolate that they drank more than two drinks a day and then claim the two drink maximum? Are there stats on those who consume two, three, four, five, six or beyond in a day? The logic and the calculation escapes me; I simply cannot fathom liver disease and suicide having been caused by someone consuming three drinks a day, but then I have been known to like Bola ties with no strings attached...

[This message has been edited by foodie (edited 07-10-2001).]

- Bucko - 07-10-2001 09:07 AM

That is the Epidemiologist's arena, not mine. I'm just quoting retrospective studies stats.

- cpurvis - 07-10-2001 12:28 PM

I was havin' a perfectly good day 'til this business 'bout bolo-ties-sans-everything-else arrived on my screen. Somebody throw a sheet over WW, slap Foodie back to his senses & les' get on with drinkin' that port! cp

- Innkeeper - 07-10-2001 01:29 PM

Cheers, cheers. We have an IK on the Left Coast!!!!!

- Bucko - 07-10-2001 02:04 PM

You heard about WW and his cousin, no? They were walking down different ends of the street toward each other and the cousin is carrying a sack. When they meet, WW says, "Hey Tommy Ray, what'cha got in th' bag?" TR: "Jus' some chickens." WW: "If I guess how many there are, can I have one?" TR: "I'll give you both of them." WW: "OK. Umm, five?" [img][/img]


- Thomas - 07-11-2001 09:53 AM

I guess three...

- winoweenie - 07-11-2001 10:05 AM

Can't turn your head for one bloomin' minute on this here board wif'-out the slanderous attacts on my impeccable character. I'll have you know that my Bola was made by an intinerat Semi-Hole Native American named appropriately " Half-Asxxd " Injun'. Axchually the correct numer were fo. WW

- cpurvis - 07-11-2001 02:20 PM


Respectfully request that a)the previous racist WW comment be deleted for the sanctity (what little there is) of the Board & b)that someone throw something MUCH heavier than the aforementioned sheet over WW.