Guinness Really IS Good For You

New Scientist: The Last Word: ‘Q: I have heard that it is possible to live on Guinness and milk alone. Is this true, or even partially true?’

A: This is not quite true. Guinness does contain many vitamins and minerals in small quantities, but is lacking vitamin C, as well as calcium and fat. So, to fulfil all of your daily nutritional requirements you would need to drink a glass of orange juice, two glasses of milk, and 47 pints of Guinness. — Nigel Goodwin , University of Nottingham’

No problem!

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  1. Henners
    Posted March 17, 2007 at 17:04 | Permalink

    Wouldn’t that much alchohol make you seriously ill very quickly?

  2. Posted February 8, 2010 at 08:36 | Permalink

    No.Why would anyone think that 47 pints of Guiness would harm anyone? The orange juice and milk might curdle in one’s stomach, but 47 harmless pints of nature’s perfect food, hardly a problem.

  3. Henners
    Posted February 8, 2010 at 15:03 | Permalink

    I posted that nearly 3 years ago. Goodness me

  4. Posted February 10, 2010 at 02:40 | Permalink

    Yes, well; I’m just as surprised that you answered! I’ve launched a website that looks at health issues and products with a touch of humour. I had just spent ages reviewing multivitamin and mineral supplements and had concluded that a dark beer hopefully full of nutrients might be an easier choice to make than causing premature brain death trying to decide which supplements to take. It was to be a silly comment, but I still was interested in the stats, and thus, the query. Feel free to comment on my website.I am looking for feedback. Take careI