Friday, November 21, 2014

A Cider a Day...

Good news for cider drinkers:
Now scientists have confirmed there are high levels of health-enhancing antioxidants in cider.  Half a pint delivers the same amount of antioxidants as a glass of red wine, recognised as having health benefits.  Antioxidants 'mop up' substances called free radicals, naturally produced in the body but linked to damage to cells.  Dr Caroline Walker, a scientist at Brewing Research Internationalin Surrey, said: 'A diet rich in antioxidants may help to protect against disease, and our research confirms cider has the same levels of antioxidants as red wine. 
Moderation, of course, is key.  A pint a day is ideal, two probably fine.  After that, the health benefits are offset by the damage of alcohol.

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