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  USC-MSA Compendium of Muslim Texts
"Alcoholic drinks were prohibited at the time we could rarely find wine made from grapes in Medina, for most of our liquors were made from unripe and ripe dates.
Abu Dujana and Abu Suhail bin Al-Baida' with a drink made from a mixture of unripe and ripe dates, alcoholic drinks, were made unlawful, whereupon I threw it away, and I was their butler and the youngest of them, and we used to consider that drink as an alcoholic drink in those days
The Prophet forbade the drinking of water direct from the mouth of a water-skin.
www.usc.edu /dept/MSA/fundamentals/hadithsunnah/bukhari/069.sbt.html   (2825 words)

  Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University
Heavy alcohol consumption is associated with increased risks of hypertension, hemorrhagic stroke, heart rhythm disturbances, damage to the heart, liver, and pancreas, dementia, accidents, injury, and violence.
Although alcoholism is known to increase the risk of cognitive impairment and dementia, the effects of moderate alcohol consumption on cognitive function and the risk of dementia are less clear.
Alcohol use is associated with an increased risk of injury in a number of circumstances, including motor vehicle accidents, falls, and fires (98).
lpi.oregonstate.edu /infocenter/foods/alcohol/index.html   (4070 words)

 Low Calorie Alcoholic Drinks
For most drinks, it is the alcohol that contributes to the total calorie content.
For drinks such as liqueurs that have lots of sugar in them, it is a combination of the alcohol and the sugar that bumps up their calorie count.
Gin and tonic may have been the drink of choice for colonials, but that was to fight off malaria.
www.medicinalfoodnews.com /vol06/issue4/drinks.htm   (341 words)

 Datamonitor - Alcoholic drinks manufacturers miss out on the 'midlifer' jackpot - Expert Opinion
However, new Datamonitor research shows that midlifers are being ignored by alcoholic drinks manufacturers who instead continue to regard young adults as the key group to tap into, despite concerns about excessive alcohol intake.
As such, whilst the volume of alcohol consumed by midlifers is decreasing, their adoption of the 'fewer drinks but of better quality' approach, is helping to maintain the high value of this market.
Furthermore, in view of concerns with binge drinking, its impact on health and disorderly behavior, the positive score midlifers attributed to indulgence as a motivating factor in the research, shows intoxication is less important for midlifers than it is for young adults.
www.datamonitor.com /~e5519b15488c415aa94a9da56e9bc645~/industries/news/article/?pid=0D7011A7-4A95-4641-9359-BD24EFA73D11&type=ExpertView   (775 words)

 Alcoholic Drinks - Weight Loss
Alcohol is a by-product of yeast digestion (the yeast equivalent of urine) and is known to damage the stomach, kidneys, and liver.
Alcohol adds fat principally by producing cravings for both itself and other carbohydrates (see snack trays at any bar) and even other addictive substances (ask any former smoker.) It is almost impossible to drink alcohol and follow the hunter-gatherer lifestyle.
If you must drink, do so only on special occasions (once or twice a year) and stick to alcohols derived from fruit (wine and champagne.) Be aware, however, that once you have been on the NeanderThin program for any length of time, drinking any form of alcohol could make you queasy.
www.shapefit.com /alcohol-calories.html   (1318 words)

 Alcoholic Drinks
However, incidental portrayals of alcohol consumption in advertisements for other products and services must always be carefully considered to ensure that they do not contradict the spirit of these Rules.
Advertisements for alcoholic drinks may contain factual statements about product contents, including comparisons, but must not make any other type of health, fitness or weight control claim.
However, if a significant purpose of an advertisement for a low alcoholic drink could be considered to promote a brand of stronger alcoholic drink, or if the drink’s low alcohol content is not stated in the advertisement, all the above Rules are applicable.
www.asa.org.uk /asa/codes/radio_code/Radio+Code+Alcoholic+Drinks.htm   (731 words)

 DrinkStreet.com -> Non-Alcoholic Drinks
Some excellent non-alcoholic drinks are extremely similar to their alcoholic counterparts, but are often sweeter for their lack of alcohol.
Still, many non-alcoholic drinks offer complex flavors and carry the same sophistication as their alcoholic counterparts.
The most important non-alcoholic drink, of course, is water - a drink that many guests will appreciate your having served come morning.
www.drinkstreet.com /category.cgi?category=18   (69 words)

 alcohol and weight loss - some alcoholic drinks can contain lots of energy
Calories from alcohol are also added to energy from the food eaten during the day.
An interesting point to note is alcohol cannot be stored so its energy is metabolized until all alcohol is cleared from the body.
Alcohol metabolism uses up essential nutrients which are obtained in sufficient amounts from food!
www.weightlossforall.com /alcohol.htm   (503 words)

 Labelling plan for sweet alcoholic drinks - Health - www.smh.com.au
The number of standard drinks contained in a bottle or can would be published in bold type three centimetres high, under a State Government proposal responding to new evidence that underage drinkers dramatically underestimate the alcohol content of some products.
Pre-mixed drinks, which use highly sweetened and coloured syrups to disguise the flavour of rum, vodka or other spirits, were aimed at young girls and women, said Faye Lo Po', chairwoman of a committee that reviewed how the alcohol industry targets young consumers.
Although all alcoholic drinks have to be labelled with how many standard drinks they contain, the advice was inconsistently sized and placed.
www.smh.com.au /news/Health/Labelling-plan-for-sweet-alcoholic-drinks/2004/11/07/1099781248430.html?oneclick=true   (598 words)

 Bartender Guide to Cocktail Drink Recipes - Pouring Mixed Alcoholic Drinks
To ensure exacting consistency in dispensing prepared cocktail drink recipes, when pouring the round, a good guide for a bartender is to fill the first glass 1/2 - 3/4 full and continue down the line, gently filling each glass with equal amounts and a generous collar.
Decanting mixed alcoholic drinks this way ensures that all the drinks will have a consistent flavor, color and temperature - true to their original cocktail drink recipes - the first being just as good as the last.
Cocktail drink recipes such as Martini Cocktails and Manhattans do not contain ingredients that are difficult to mix or that will readily separate, so you should fill each glass as you go, avoiding any repeat pours into a glass.
www.bartv.com /features/bar_pouring.htm   (396 words)

 Nutrition & Dieting: alcoholic drinks!
Remember, the alcohol is what contains much of the calories, so the lower the alcohol content, the lower the calories.
There are seven calories per gram of alcohol, compared with four calories per gram for either carbohydrates or protein.
Alcohol itself is packed with calories, but when you add in mixers — soda, juice, cream, sugar and other ingredients — watch out.
en.allexperts.com /q/Nutrition-Dieting-939/alcoholic-drinks.htm   (694 words)

 Alcoholic Drinks May Trigger Asthma Attacks
Of all the alcoholic drinks included in the study, "wines were clearly the major offenders," says Hassan Vally, BSc (Hons), author of the study in the March issue of the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.
Asthma attacks triggered by drinking alcohol reportedly came on quickly (in less than an hour) and were of moderate severity.
The researchers note that, although attacks triggered by alcoholic beverages are usually not severe, their study shows that asthmatics should be cautious about drinking.
www.webmd.com /content/Article/22/1728_56212.htm   (622 words)

 Alcoholic Energy Drinks Under Fire, Attorneys General From 28 States & D.C. Want Federal Investigation - CBS News
Beverage companies that sell alcoholic energy drinks were harshly criticized Tuesday by more than two dozen state attorneys general who want federal officials to examine the ingredients and marketing of the drinks they say are aimed at underage customers.
They requested a federal investigation into the makeup of alcoholic energy drinks and other flavored malt beverages to determine whether, based on the percentage of distilled spirits contained in the drinks, they are properly classified as malt beverages under federal law.
Michele Simon, research and policy director of the group, said about 20 brands are alcoholic drinks and have come on the market in the last 10 years.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2007/08/21/health/main3192420.shtml?source=RSSattr=Health_3192420   (739 words)

 Teens Want Tax Raised on Sugary Alcoholic Drinks - Associated Content
The alcohol companies are not saying much to the media in protest of the possible tax increase other than to say they do not support underage drinking.
Incidentally, many of these companies believe the drinks should continue to be categorized as beer under the state because the drinks are derived from malt and then distilled spirits are later added.
The teens in California Friday Night Live (who brought the drafted petition to the board) have support the changes in hopes of curbing underage drinking because their argument is that the drinks pander to a younger demographic.
www.associatedcontent.com /article/103648/teens_want_tax_raised_on_sugary_alcoholic.html   (667 words)

 Diet mixed alcoholic drinks get you drunker and do it quicker
The researchers analyzed alcoholic beverages mixed with diet or regular soda (with sucrose) to determine the rate of gastric emptying and blood alcohol response.
The time to empty half of the diet drink from the stomach was 21 minutes, compared to regular drinks which took 36 minutes for the same degree of emptying.
Chris Rayner, M.D., the lead author of the study, says more and more people are shifting personal preferences by choosing 'diet' drinks as a healthier alternative, and do not understand the potential side effects that diet mixed alcoholic drinks may have on their body's response to alcohol.
www.news-medical.net /?id=18120   (556 words)

 Mixed Alcoholic Drinks
Mixed alcoholic drinks have a history of their own.
Bartender Wilfred Sands created this drink in 1971 when he was asked to mix a rum drink that was not too sweet and designed to be served in a short glass.
These and other mixed alcoholic drink recipes are revealed for the first time in The Island Remembered.
www.islandremembered.com /mixed_alcoholic_drinks.php   (125 words)

 Alcoholic Drinks   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The use of animal derived products in the production of alcoholic beverages is fairly widespread not because there are no alternatives, but because they traditionally have been used and there is currently little demand from consumers for an alternative.
And unfortunately, the fact that a wine or other alcoholic beverage is kosher, or even organic, does not mean that animal products have not been used.
The good news is that many alcoholic drinks are acceptable to vegetarians and vegans.
www.vnv.org.au /Alcohol.htm   (360 words)

 GourmetSleuth - Cool Summer Drinks
These cool drinks are made with water, fruit and a sweetener (typically sugar) and are commonly served in Mexico by street vendors.
Depending on the fruit you may need to strain the mixture to remove any seeds or small bits, the drinks should be the consistency of water (thus the name).
A popular Mexican alternative to soft drinks the licuado combines fresh fruit and milk and honey or sugar then blended to a froth.
www.gourmetsleuth.com /summer_drinks.htm   (755 words)

 Alcoholic Drinks: Global Industry Guide
Datamonitor's Alcoholic Drinks Global Industry Guide is an essential resource for top-level data and analysis covering the alcoholic drinks industry.
The global alcoholic drinks market generated total revenues of $812.4 billion in 2006, this representing a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.1% for the five-year period spanning 2002-2006.
The performance of the market is forecast to accelerate, with an anticipated CAGR of 2.2% for the five-year period 2006-2011 expected to drive the market to a value of $903.5 billion by the end of 2011.
www.marketresearch.com /product/display.asp?productid=1334981&partnerid=811788012   (303 words)

 Drink Recipes, Search for drink recipes, Browse drink recipes - DrinkSwap.Com!
Drinking Games - Grab a few cocktail recipes and play one of these games.
It is a kind of triple sec, made from a blend of true cognacs, distilled essence of orange, and other ingredients.
It is produced in several varieties, most of which can be consumed "neat" or can be used in mixed drinks.
www.drinkswap.com   (158 words)

 Alcoholic Drinks May Trigger Asthmatic Response   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Results showed that 156 (42.6 percent) respondents reported allergic or allergic-like reactions to alcoholic drinks, including cough, blocked nose, itching, facial swelling and hives.
One hundred twenty-one (33.1 percent) respondents reported asthmatic responses to alcoholic beverages, with 97 of them indicating that asthma was the main adverse symptom experienced.
No significant difference was found between alcoholic drink-sensitive asthmatic subjects and asthmatic subjects not sensitive to these drinks with respect to age, sex, race, asthma severity, oral corticosteroid use or prior positive allergy skin test reactivity.
www.pslgroup.com /dg/19261e.htm   (653 words)

 cbs5.com - Calif. May Hike Tax On Flavored Alcoholic Drinks
The sweetened drinks targeted by the vote, including such brands as Mike's Hard Lemonade and Zima, are commonly referred to as "alcopops" by critics because of their appeal among young people.
The flavored drinks are brewed as malt beverages, such as beer, but are flavored with distilled spirits, board spokeswoman Anita Gore said.
They're beers; their alcohol content is the same as a beer.
cbs5.com /topstories/local_story_347211632.html   (363 words)

 Organic Alcoholic Drinks: Industry Research Report
Organic alcoholic drinks are an emerging market and potential for growth has led to an increased range of products, from wines of all types, ales and ciders through to spirits and liqueurs in the UK.
A contributory factor to this situation is undoubtedly the different roles and perceptions of alcohol and food in the diet, and the conflict between the perceived 'wholesome' nature of organic products and the negative aspects of alcohol, which in excess can be harmful to health.
This report is the first time that Mintel has examined the organic alcoholic drinks market.
www.mindbranch.com /Organic-Alcoholic-Drinks-R560-560   (237 words)

 Non-alcoholic drinks can be life of the party   (Site not responding. Last check: )
At the center of these festive events has traditionally been the consumption of alcoholic beverages, everything from spiked punch and assorted beers and wines to premium imported champagne.
For many party-goers, a designated driver limits his or her indulgence while the rest of the group "lets down their hair." As the night progresses, someone inevitably has too much to drink, and too often, a joyous celebration leads to spilled drinks and a host fearing someone may not make it home safely.
It is not the alcohol in the wine that produces the health benefits.
www.jsonline.com /enter/holiday/1206beverages.asp   (935 words)

 Mexican Alcoholic Drinks
In fact, bars and less formal drinking holes often cluster on a mercado's perimeter.
Each of Mexico's dozens of indigenous groups seems to have at least one fermented drink that it thinks of as its own.
: drink from fermentation of juice from different kinds of palm, especially the coconut palm, often flavored with pineapple, limon, chili, etc.
www.mexicanmercados.com /food/drinkssi.htm   (685 words)

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