A daiquiri a day keeps the doctor away?
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.
A barmaid holds a cocktail in a 1997 file photo.