Thomas Jefferson himself stated, “Beer, if drunk with moderation, softens the temper, cheers the spirit and promotes health.” So there you have it. What better way to salute one of our Founding Fathers than taking his wise words to heart?
If you’re still skeptically thinking, “I thought wine was the healthy form of alcohol,” you’re not giving brews enough credit. Moderate beer intake — one to two 12-oz. glasses per day for men and one for women — can be just as beneficial to your health. The past decade has produced substantial research on the health value of beer, and there appears to be no reason to turn down a brewski in favor of a glass of vino.
So when you’re sitting back and enjoying Monday night’s fireworks, make Tom proud. Grab an ale, lager or whatever you prefer, and have a drink to your country, your freedom and your health.