I’m a little late on this one but International Scurvy Awareness Day was this past Friday. Wikipedia describes scurvy as “a deficiency of vitamin C, which is required for the synthesis of collagen in humans.” It goes on to state that “Scurvy was at one time common among sailors, pirates and others aboard ships at sea longer than perishable fruits and vegetables could be stored (subsisting instead only on cured and salted meats and dried grains) and by soldiers similarly deprived of these foods for extended periods.”
What does this have to do with this blog? For one, it goes to prove that drinking alcohol (with limes) not only helps conserve water but could save your life. And you thought this blog only focused on the superficial. Shame be on thee, ye scalawag!
Image from limestrong.com where you can find anything you wanted to know about scurvy.
Alright. Time to start drinking vodka tonics (with a lime, please) and margaritas. I think I just spotted some tiny red blood-blisters on my legs.