Health Food Find

Some of you are reading my blog because of this very post. It was my November 6, 2008 guest spot at For those of you who haven’t seen it, I thought it was worth running here too.

I’ve recently discovered a new health food and I just need to share this find with others. In fact, I’m so thrilled by this news that I’m wasting no time adding it to my daily regimen.

Check this out: it contains no fat and no cholesterol. It’s low in sodium. It is chock full of antioxidants. It can increase HDL levels in the bloodstream. It can reduce blood clots. It sports healthy doses of vitamins B, B2, and B6 as well as protein, calcium, and potassium. It can reduce your chances of strokes and heart disease. It can improve sleep. And best of all, it’s made with all natural ingredients.

So what miracle food am I talking about? Why deep fat fried Twinkies, of course. Recent studies have demonstrated that eating three of these with every meal provides health benefits previously only associated with fresh fruits and vegetables. In fact, it was also shown that … er, hold on. I’ve got a phone call. Yes, this is he… Yeah… Yes, the Twinkies; I was just telling them about it now–all about the … What? … They’re not? But… Yeah… But… Really? Are you sure…? Okay, bye.

I’m sorry, slight mix up here folks. I apparently shuffled my notes and inadvertently quoted an item from an article entitled, “Ten Foods That Will Kill You in Seven Days or Less.” Please don’t eat fried Twinkies. Ever.

Actually, the aforementioned miracle food is … ready for it? Beer. No joke this time, people: it really is beer. Now go re-read that second paragraph and meet me back here. Whatcha think? Pretty cool, huh?

The recommend prescription is one per day for women and up to two for men. This means, just like the oft-cited “chocolate is good for you” and “red wine is good for you” discoveries, having three of these with every meal isn’t the way to go. Despite the health benefits, it still contains calories and alcohol (gee, really?) and those two come with their own set of adverse side effects. Still, in moderation, this sounds like a great deal overall.

So have one or two, and tell ’em Charlie sent you. And don’t overlook the best benefit of all. It makes other people look prettier.

10 Responses to “Health Food Find”

Mara said
November 25, 2008 at 8:21 am

Interesting!! Wish I liked beer… I’m adding you to my blogroll!

Deborah said
November 25, 2008 at 9:16 am

Yep, because of this guest post on mizfit, I became one of your best fans. Sure glad I saw it and came here for a visit. I’m a lovin’ reading your humor and insights.


Tom Rooney said
November 25, 2008 at 9:49 am


Like Deborah I came here from MizFit’s site too. Good stuff to read each day. And this post is as good today as it was when you guest posted.

Christie said
November 25, 2008 at 10:51 am

I mentioned you on my blog post today. I actually found your site through Roni’s Weigh. And as I’m a teetotaler, I don’t relate to this post. But this about the only one. 🙂

Happy Thanksgiving!

roni said
November 25, 2008 at 11:41 am

Darn I missed this post there! As always.. very funny.

Oh! and nice trick when you don’t feel like writing.. gotta love the repurposed post. Especially during the holidays. ;~P

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November 25, 2008 at 12:28 pm

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Kyddryn said
November 25, 2008 at 2:21 pm

Aww, dang…I’m allergic to beer. It figures…

Shade and Sweetwater,

Vicki said
November 25, 2008 at 6:52 pm

That’d be great except that even smelling it makes me p-uke. Hey wait… smell, puke, smell, puke….that would make me lose weight for sure. Nah, I’m not going that far to lose weight.

Charlie said
November 25, 2008 at 8:48 pm

Roni: You wrote “gotta love the repurposed post.” If you liked that today, you’re gonna love the rest of the week!

Kyd: Sorry. Is it the beer itself? Gluten? Something else?

Vicki: Double sorry.

emily said
April 9, 2009 at 9:18 am

But…how can I drink just one?
I promise I’m not an alcoholic, it’s just two (or six) is better than one.