Thursday, July 17, 2008

Mini Guinness and Mini departsAt Mini and Jono's farewell party a mini Guinness felt appropriate - I think it is good for my iron levels (which is an old wives tale I found out via the interweb). The only thing I found online is an article on the BBC which said having a pint a day is similar to taking an aspirin a day to help reduce the risk of a heart attack as per a University of Wisconsin study.
J , Chris & Paddy enjoying their last pint together. Mini and J - last night at the Black Lion.

From the BBC:

The Guinness feel good 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, based on the belief that it was high in iron.

Pregnant women and nursing mothers were at one stage advised to drink Guinness - the present advice is against this.

The UK is still the largest market in the world for Guinness, although the drink does not feature in the UK's top ten beer brands according to the latest research

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