The French Paradox…

The French Paradox is quite a strange phenomenon. We know that alcohol consumption makes us vulnerable to heart diseases. And we also know that French people consume the most alcohol than anyone else in the world. But the math doesn’t quite add up. They have the least incidence of heart disease than any other country. What makes these people so tolerant? Do they have hearts of stone? No, because they’re also the best lovers in the world! Just because their ancestors were gladiators doesn’t make them more human than you or me.

Or does it?

I read an article in Forbes recently which came as quite a welcome change to me. It solved the French Paradox convincingly. I’ve been advised by people close to me to stop chugging down beers at an alarming rate. Now I can wave this article in their faces.

Research showed that (and I quote!), “regular, moderate beer intake – one to two 12 ounce glasses per day for men and one for women – can be good for you, especially if you’re facing some of the most common diseases related to aging.”

So, what are you waiting for? That beer isn’t going to drink itself! Cheers! And a happy St. Patrick’s Day!

(Pardon my French)

Published by Nikhil

Nikhil Kumar lives in Bangalore with his wife and their stuffed dog. They are both advertising professionals and lead very exciting lives on the streets, dodging traffic. Their fridge is filled with cans of Diet Coke and their water heater doesn't work. He doesn't smoke (up) anymore.

2 thoughts on “The French Paradox…

  1. Correct me if I am wrong, but didn’t St. Patrick have something to do with the Irish??

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