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Friday, May 17, 2013

English Beer is Healthy

The reason that the colonists drank English spirits is because the process of boiling the water to make beverages killed bacteria had in the many English rivers and streams.  In fact, during all of the period of plagues, 1300s and 1400s, malaria and dysentery also killed people.  The fact is that the water was contaminated.  That is why you see in some of the old brochures promoting colonization in America that English beer was considered healthy and was regularly transported into the colonies.

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