Drink for your health

The dark stuff is good for you

If your St. Patrick’s Day celebration involves sipping a few pints of Guinness, you may actually be doing your body good. Here’s how the dark stuff can be healthy when enjoyed responsibly:

• It contains antioxidants, like those found in dark chocolate and red wine, which have a host of health benefits.

Guinness Extra Stout lacks isinglass, a fish product used in most other North American beers, so it’s vegan-friendly.

• A pint of Guinness contains only 170 calories, less than the same amount of juice, soda, milk and lighter beers, but is far more filling, making it an excellent side at meals.