Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Pick Your Poison

Last year we celebrated St. Patrick's Day with a post all about beer. As much as we love to celebrate with a tasty brew, sometimes it's nice to clink glasses with something else.* So today, New Voices is toasting a few of our other favorite beverages.

It's good for your heart, it's got antioxidants, and it's pretty darn delicious too.

In addition to making a great fuel for a fire if you're ever stuck on a desert island with Johnny Depp, rum is derived from sugar cane juice, which can help relieve sore throats.

Green tea (well, it is all about the green today!)
Antioxidants abound in this non-alcoholic beverage as well, but green tea can also decrease your overall cholesterol.

Can't sleep? A shot of whiskey can help ease your transition to dreamland, especially when added to your hot beverage of choice.

Taking a shot of tequila after dinner can help you digest your food faster. Long term studies have also shown that drinking moderate amounts of tequila can reduce your chances of dementia later in life.

Did you ever notice it's hard to find peroxide when you get hurt? Turns out that if you can find your vodka first, it can also be used as a disinfectant.

*If you plan on celebrating with alcohol this St. Patrick's Day, please remember that health benefits have only been found when alcohol consumption is in moderation. Also, check with your city to see if there is a special taxi service available or choose a designated driver.

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