Fasting like a 17th-century monk - No food, only beer - Catholic Letters

That was an excellent story about monks, and a tribute to the practice of fasting.

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I’m not reading the article because the site has popups. How is this ‘only beer’ fast different from an ‘only water’ fast?

Wouldn’t that just leave you buzzed the entire time?
I can’t imagine drinking four of any drink.
Admittedly I’m a light-weight.

Aside from the buzz factor, beer actually has a considerable amount of nutritional value. That said, it is a little short on fiber.


This would be unfiltered beer, and the yeast will help with the, err, digestive issues from lack of fiber.

It’s also a rather heavy beer.

Being unfiltered, it will have significant amounts of huge proteins (these get filtered out over the haze these days).

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