Thursday, March 01, 2007

What, Pickled Eggs and Pork Rinds Aren't Healthy?

It appears wine snobbery has now infected medical science research.

Wine drinkers tend to buy healthier food than beer drinkers, according to a Danish study published Tuesday on the website of a weekly medical review.

People who bought wine at the store were also more likely to buy more olives, fruits and vegetables, fish, lean meats and dairy products than beer consumers did, said the study.

Beer buyers were more likely to buy frozen dinners, cold cuts, pork, mutton, crisps, sugary products, butter, margarine and soft drinks.

I've enjoyed beer for quite a while now, and not once has mutton made it into my shopping cart. On top of that, beer drinkers catch their own fish and don't need to buy it. And since when are deep fried cheese curds not dairy products?

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