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Is beer fattening?

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The dreaded beer belly may be a myth if you consider recent studies, which state that beer consumption, by itself, isn’t fattening.

A research published by the College of Physicians of Asturias states that this myth is false and, moreover, beer is good and recommended, in moderation, when combined with a healthy diet such as the Mediterranean.

Another US study also disproves this myth, since weight gain may be related to the increased consumption of drinks and also with the unhealthy food that accompanies the ritual of drinking beer on many occasions.

And there is more data: in the VII Congress on Beer and Health, held in Brussels, this drink is attributed certain benefits, such as the prevention of cell ageing. Drinking a glass of beer daily may help protecting the heart and decreasing the risk of cardiovascular diseases, as long as the doctor recommends it. Beer polyphenols act on blood pressure and provide multiple antioxidant properties, both for the body and the skin in general.

Other studies claim that, far from what was thought a few years ago, a glass of beer has 90 calories, being lighter than other beverages with sugars and gas, not advisable for the body in general. Others claim that beer contains between 75 and 100 calories, and about 40 calories when it’s alcohol-free.

Beer also gives us other benefits that are associated with the intake of vitamins. Beer contains barley and wheat, providing vitamin B, zinc and other minerals that help us stay fit and it’s beneficial for people who often have low blood pressure.

¿Is there any doubt after reading all these beneffits? Then, remember that beer drinkers go to heaven

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White Garnacha, a treasure of the Mediterranean

 - The Garnacha Blanca wine is a mediterranean variety that derives from a mutation of the Garnacha Noir. From the 40.000 hectars that exist in the world, 25.000 are located in the spanish Mediterranean, between Navarra, Rioja, Aragon and Catalonia.

 The area that developped and protected the White Garnacha the most, is without any doubt the region of Terra Alta. In this region they identified and promoted the white wines of the Ribera d’Ebre of Tarragona, respecting and elaborating that variety.

Some of them are elaborated through fermentation and aged in barrels because Granach blanc wines need to age in order to taste better.

In that way, wines with a good body and high alcohol content are created. Shades of yellow are the dominating colours and their aromas are floral and fruity with a taste of understory, which confers originality to the wine. In the mouth it is soft, it has the right fat content and balance, with evident acidity and warmth, although you can also feel the freshness.

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