A Beer-A-Day And A Winning Father’s Day Gift

By: Cheryl Johnstone


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A beer a day keeps the doctor away. In a study, which was published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, researchers had healthy men drink around 12 ounces of alcoholic or non-alcoholic lager beer daily for 4 weeks. They found that compared to the beginning of the study, men who had a beer-a-day had a more diverse set of gut microbes, which can reduce the risk for some diseases, and better markers of overall intestinal health. And the good news doesn’t stop there. Researchers also said that a single daily beer did not appear to increase body weight or body fat mass. They do remind you, however, that because the safest level of alcohol consumption is none, non-alcoholic beer may be the more healthful choice.


A North Carolina man said he bought himself a $20 scratch-off lottery ticket as a Father’s Day gift and ended up winning a $2 million jackpot.  John Rogers told North Carolina Education Lottery officials he decided to celebrate Father’s Day early when he visited a grocery store in Raleigh on Friday. “When I was buying the tickets I said, ‘This is my Father’s Day gift to myself,'” Rogers said. “This will be one Father’s Day I’ll never forget.” Rogers said he was stunned to scratch off the $100 Million Mega Cash ticket and reveal the $2 million top prize. “I was kind of delirious to tell you the truth,” Rogers said. “It still hasn’t really hit me yet.” Rogers said his plans for his winnings include paying some bills, donating to his church, helping family members and taking his wife on a special vacation. “My wife told me, ‘You don’t have pocket change, you’ve got money now,'” Rogers said. “I’ve always told her I was going to take her to Hawaii and now I can.”

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