Get ready for Octoberfest early

…by giving up beer. Just like one of my friends recently did.

He was poking around aimlessly on the Internet, just like an unemployed person should. What he discovered though, may well change his life.

It turns out that unbeknownst to many, hops acts like a phytoestrogen. Most of you probably know that hops is one of the primary ingredients in todays beer, giving it that slightly bitter taste. This means that the beer you may just drink tonight (or right now, if your Monday isn’t going well) has chemicals that impact your body in a definitively female way. Now if you’re a woman reading our blog that’s fine. In fact, according to some claims, hops may offer some breast enhancement or menopause treatment properties (SFW). On the other hand, if you’re a dude this is likely a set of effects you would want little to do with in your own body.

Now the impact this could legitimately have on your body is likely relatively small. But if people can actually eat enough carrots to turn their skin orange, I guess there is always a possibility of irreparable harm.

I would have liked to know this before I drank my own weight in good German beer last week.

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~ by nhak on August 6, 2007.

2 Responses to “Get ready for Octoberfest early”

  1. This explains why I’m a fan of musical theatre.

  2. I’ve long said that real men drink whiskey. Science proves me right yet again!

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