Foster's Lager is Australia's original, full strength lager. Itssignature full malt character on the mid-palate blends well with adelicate creaminess and crisp, clean hop finish, creating a perfectbalance to the beer. Launched by the Foster Brothers in 1887, thislighter European style lager became the beer of choice for Australianbeer drinkers creating a milestone in brewing history - largely thanksto the brothers' innovative refrigeration process. Today, Foster'sLager is one of the fastest growing, truly global beer brands,available in more than 150 countries.
Why Are There More Old Drunks Than Old Doctors?
Observers have long suspected that drinking alcoholwas somehow good for the heart. Just how good and why, they weren'tsure until late in the 20th century. To date, over sixty studiesthroughout the world have investigated in detail if drinking alcoholicbeverages did indeed lead to more healthy hearts, and how.
Alcohol and the Elderly
A study conducted in New Haven, CT, between1982-1996 found that moderate alcohol consumption was associated withdecreased risk of heart failure among the elderly.
Dr. Jerome L. Abramson of Emory University and his team of researchersstudied 2,235 elderly men and women with an average age of 74. Theyfound that compared to non-drinkers, those in the group who drank atleast 1.5 drinks daily had a 20-50 percent less chance to develop heartfailure.
Another study on the effects of drinking alcohol and aging conducted inGermany also found that alcohol was good for the heart. Dr. WolfgangKoenig of the University of Ulm's German Center for Research on Agingpublished a report in the July 2001 issue of Epidemiology. Dr. Koenigand his researchers studied 800 men and women, one-third of whom hadestablished heart and blood vessel problems. Blood samples werecollected and the results showed that alcohol improves the balance oflipids (fats) in the blood, and reduces blood's tendency to clot.
It turned out that alcohol drinkers had higher levels of high-densitylipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, often called the "good" cholesterol,which is a protective form of blood fat. The alcohol drinkers also hadlower levels of fibrinogen, a protein that promotes blood clots, aswell as elevated levels of other molecules (platelets) that prevent theclotting and stickiness of blood cells.
Breastfeeding After a Hangover?
Answer: As long as you feel fuddled or suffer witha hangover there is alcohol in your blood and you would be best advisednot to give suck. The baby will experience the leftovers of thehangover. If there is the risk that you might end up drinking a glass(too many), express some milk ready for the next feed before you drinkyour alcohol. Milk produced in your breasts during your hangover isbest expressed and poured down the sink. Once your hangover clears up,the fresh formed milk is alcohol-free again.
The best thing during breast-feeding is to be very moderate with alcoholic beverages.
Vitamins and Minerals in Beer:
Beer contains all B vitamins, primarily courtesy of the malt. Thiamin(B1) and biotin (H) are available in small amounts, but one liter of beerprovides 20% of the generally recognized Adult Minimum Daily Requirement ofriboflavin (B2), 25% for pantothenic acid (B3) and 36% for pyridoxin (B6). Evenbetter is Niacin. The average adult should have 16.5 mg niacin daily to breakdown sugars and fatty acids . One liter of beer supplies more than 46% of thisamount.
A well balanced array of minerals are contained in beer. From anutritional point of view, phosphoric acid is most important because it is apart of essential cell building- blocks, notably the nucleus. Phosphoric acid isan indispensable metabolic agent.
Among other things, potassium supports the reduction of body sodium levels. Themagnesium in beer also carries out many important functions.
Beer is essentially fat free and very low in sodium. The body water balance canalso be regulated in a pleasant way with beer. There are about 160 calories in a 12 ounce bottle of lager beer.