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I love Italian white wines for the summer. Not only are they (mostly) light crisp and acidic but also have a slight pleasant bitterness on the finish. Although we usually associate bitter as a negative connotation with food and beverage, I would challenge that belief. The bitterness adds a certain complexity and balance with alcoholic beverages; look at tonic water, barrel tannins in bourbon and the entire class of craft cocktail bitters.  Along with acidity, they seem to add a certain fresh “pop” to the palate of the parched consumer.

FRIDAY, July 15, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The population-level health risks associated with low levels of alcohol consumption vary across regions and are greater for younger adults, according to a study published in the July 16 issue of The Lancet.

Behind every skinny margarita, virgin mai tai, or mocktail of choice, is the desire for a healthier libation. Whether that means fewer calories, less sugar, or less or no alcohol, the demand is real and on the rise.

This tasty mojito mocktail from @goodfoodvibes uses Sprite instead of alcohol. Fresh mint, lime, and pomegranate seeds kick things up a notch. 

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THURSDAY, June 16, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Putting a new spin on the term "beer gut," a small study suggests that a bottle a day may do a man's gut bacteria some good.

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