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Healthy St. Patrick’s Day?

14 Mar
Dyeing the Chicago River green may not look "healthy," but since 1996, they've been using a fairly environmentally friendly veggie-based dye. Photo by Steve Hardy.

Dyeing the Chicago River green may not look “healthy,” but since 1996, they’ve been using a fairly environmentally friendly veggie-based dye. Photo by Steve Hardy.

Is there such a thing as a healthy St. Patrick’s Day? Turns out this green-tinged holiday could be better for you than you think.

That’s assuming, of course, you don’t skip out of work early to spend half a day sloshing plastic cupfuls of overpriced crappy beer made magically more palatable by the fact that it’s green.

Here a couple of healthy St. Patrick’s Day ideas instead (or at least mostly healthy). And some them may surprise you.

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Drink! To Your Health!

11 Jan

At a wine bar with Sue and her friend Gail. Sue definitely would’ve approved of this study.

Have you heard? Non-drinkers have the highest mortality rate. So if you want to live longer: drink.

Having 1-3 drinks a day is optimal, according to the paper in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, but even heavy drinkers were shown to outlive the abstainers.

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