A daiquiri a day keeps the doctor away?

April 20, 2007

If you like those stories where researchers find that something really decadent might actually, in a complex and twisted way, be good for you, do we have a happy Friday story for you!

It turns out that a fruity cocktail is not only fun to drink, but may even count as health food, since adding the type of alcohol found in rum, tequila, etc. boosts the antioxidant nutrients in strawberries, blackberries and other colored fruit.

According to our story, scientists “stumbled upon their finding unexpectedly.” Presumably stumbled is the operative word here, since you can buy a lot of tequila on a typical research grant. So there’s your good news, which could only be better if they’re willing to classify martini olives as colored fruit.

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A barmaid holds a cocktail in a 1997 file photo.


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And that one with the umbrella in it keeps you dry in the rain.

Posted by John C Abell | Report as abusive

Wonderful if true, but what might it do to your judgment if one is a novice imbiber?

Posted by Bob Moss | Report as abusive

Novice imbiber? Who drinks novices?

Posted by Shawn Hendricks | Report as abusive

I think the person who invented daiquiris should have been forced to sober up before he became Hell-bent on how it was spelled. Of course, you have to congradulate him on the number of ladies he enticed into a sublime state of lay c’est fair.

Posted by Shawn Hendricks | Report as abusive

So fruity drinks will help me keep my dangly berries? Sounds right.

Posted by Shawn Hendricks | Report as abusive