can you live off guinness?

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can you live off guinness?

Post by Guest » Mon May 30, 2005 2:37 am

can you live off guinness? seriously, i heard somewhere you could, with the addition of a glass of orange juice per day for certain vitamins.

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Post by D_Juggz » Mon May 30, 2005 5:02 am

in short, no

our bodies keep certain stores of vitamins minerals and nutrients, they only last so long. Im sure you could last a long time on guiness before you develop some kind of deficiency leading to anemia and then eventually shock. (just my theory) - i assume thats why dietritians emphasis on a 'balanced diet'

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Post by Chris4 » Mon May 30, 2005 10:41 am

I very much doubt it, as like D_J said you need a balanced diet.
Even if you could, you'd be incredibly drunk all the time. :o

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Post by MrMistery » Mon May 30, 2005 7:18 pm

You can call me stupid, say i don't know English or whatever... But what is guinness? :lol: :lol:
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Post by canalon » Mon May 30, 2005 7:28 pm

MrMistery wrote:You can call me stupid, say i don't know English or whatever... But what is guinness? :lol: :lol:


Guiness is a Brand name of one of the most famous irish beer. It is a dark beer (almost black) which is said to be very rich in nutrient. But as D_juggz and chris4 Pointed out I very much doubt that it would be healthy to live of it. Even though at one time it was said that a pint (454 ml) of the stuff was worth a steack. At least you wouldn't be as drunk as Chris4 says so. 8)

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Post by MrMistery » Mon May 30, 2005 7:32 pm

Thanks Patrick :wink:
I deffinetly agree that you can not live on beer
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Post by canalon » Mon May 30, 2005 7:37 pm

MrMistery wrote:Thanks Patrick :wink:
I deffinetly agree that you can not live on beer


never tasted Guiness then (a not so good exprience in my opinion), you could almost chew the thing. It's not really any beer!

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Post by MrMistery » Mon May 30, 2005 7:43 pm

Chewing beer... That's a nice thought...
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Post by Mattlaughs » Wed May 24, 2006 4:32 am

I would just like to point out that guiness is high in iron content, being a dark beer, so you most certainly wouldn't suffer from anemia due to iron deficency ;) Guinness only has 125 calories per beer, so its reasonable to imagine consuming 20 of these a day to get the vitamins you need, from research I believe that you also need to consumer a few glasses of milk and orange juice to complete your balanced diet in this manner, but it is possible.

However, it may take several months for your body to adjust to the insanely increased levels of alcohol in your bloodstream (consuming 20-30 beers every single day) and I'd imagine that your liver would be the first to go.

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