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Is Guinness Healthy?

Guinness originated in the brewery of Arthur Guinness at St. Jame's Gate, Dublin, Ireland. In 1759, at the age of 34, Arthur Guinness signed a lease for the St. James's Gate Brewery, Dublin. He leased the brewery for 9000 years at an annual rent of £45. Guinness is a type of ale known as stout. Guinness stout is made from water, barley, roast malt extract, hops, and brewer's yeast. A portion of the barley is roasted to give Guinness its dark color and characteristic taste. It is pasteurized and filtered. In addition to delicious flavor and creamy taste, it may also have some health benefits!

It has antioxidants and is anti-inflammatory. Antioxidants found in the Guinness are similar to those found in red wine. The flavonoids in it give it its health benefits. These flavonoids fight free radicals in your body and can reduce your risk for heart disease and some cancers. A 2003 study claimed that a pint of Guinness could cut the risk of blood clots forming...

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Beet it!

After teaching my class yesterday morning, I made a trip over to Basil Bandwagon (I love this place!) to get a fresh Blueberry Protein Smoothie. As I entered the store, there was a display of this product.  It piqued my curiosity because I am always looking for different ways to feed my body awesome stuff and share it with my peeps.

As soon as I got home, I pulled out my juicer and ninja to make my smoothie.  Here’s how I did it:

Step 1: In the juicer (If you do not have a juicer, no worries, you can put all ingredients into your smoothie blender, it will just have a different consistency

  • 1 “ fresh ginger (unpeeled, peeled if you are not using a juicer)
  • 12” English cucumber (unpeeled, peeled if you are not using a juicer)
  • ½ of a lemon skin removed (if not using a juicer, remove seeds)
  • 1 granny smith apple, cut in 4 pieces (unpeeled, peeled, and pitted if you are not using a juicer)

Run them all through the juicer. 

Step 2: In the Ninja:

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