A couple of years ago, Wine Spectator published a research study which demonstrated that travellers who drink wine with their meal are protected from food-borne illnesses. Evidently, there are components in the wine (in alcohol to be exact) that scare off the nasties that cause various stomach bugs.
For many years I have heartily approved of the Biblical quote attributed to St. Paul:
Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach’s sake and thine often infirmities.
Well, now it seems that modern medical science is in agreement.
In order for this magic to work, and it needn’t be wine – beer will do equally well, then it’s best to consume your booze along with your food so it can hit any problems right away. Of course, Wine Spectator is careful to point out that over-indulgence of your chosen tipple shouldn’t be encouraged.
As they say, over-indulgence of your favourite alcoholic beverage can make you feel just as bad as the stomach ailments you were trying to avoid.
This being said, the stronger your booze is, the more effective it is likely to be so that gives me a great excuse to have a 48 oz margherita with a Mexican dinner.
Although wine will remain a true favourite, especially the wine that is featured in the video below.
JJ is originally from the UK and has lived in South Florida since 1994. She is the founder and editor of JAQUO Magazine. You can connect with her using the social media icons below.