Interesting to read this this morning in my review of the Portuguese media:
Lisbon - Portuguese gym-goers are being urged to drink beer as part of a healthy diet in a campaign launched on Wednesday by the nation's main association of producers of the alcoholic beverage. A total of 20 000 fliers outlining the health benefits of drinking up to two bottles of beer per day will be handed out to patrons arriving at gyms in Lisbon and Oporto, the nation's second-largest city, by Friday, according to the Portuguese Association of Beer Producers. The goal is to "draw attention to some less well-known aspects of beer, such as its agricultural origins, its nutritional value and health benefits when drunk in moderation and responsibly", it said in a statement. The fliers, which feature a smiling young woman jumping rope beside an image of a large glass of beer, point out that a 200 millitre glass of beer has less calories than a quarter litre cup of sugarless orange juice or a similar sized cup of milk.Hmmm: "a smiling young woman jumping rope beside an image of a large glass of beer..." - there is nothings like the scientific approach to an argument.
"Forget the myth of the 'beer gut' because it is just that: a myth," it reads.