The constant buzz of every town and the soul of every party since ages is the poison named alcohol. As long as people are ready to harm their health to have a little fun on Friday nights, a need for talking about alcohol and it’s cursed follower hangover is always necessary.
Here’s a list of some facts surrounding alcohol:-
A lot bad but still some good
In spite of all the dangerous effects of alcohol on our health, it contains all the 13 minerals required by our body.
the legal age for drinking is different in different countries
It is so common in Europe for teenagers to be permitted to drink that they can obtain an alcoholic beverage at the cafeteria of many high schools. It is also common throughout Europe to find alcohol on the menu at McDonald’s. On the contrary, laws about teenage drinking in the U.S. are the strictest in Western civilization.
weight loss with a little fun
whiskey is known to reduce weight so instead of having pints of beer, drink whiskey to regulate your weight along.
do you have a strong capacity?
what doctors call tolerance – is about how intoxicated you feel, and not how intoxicated you actually are that’s because people who can drink a lot without feeling drunk tend to drink more than people with low alcohol tolerance.
LOW & NO-ALCOHOL DRINKS
As more and more people are shunning alcohol or limiting intake since they value quality over quantity, we foresee non-alcoholic drinks becoming the go-to beverage of choice next year. Expect to hear much more talk of turmeric shots, charcoal-activated water, cold-pressed juices, and non-alcoholic spirits.
A hangover is the body’s reaction to being poisoned with too much alcohol. It is the result of drinking too much alcohol over the past 24 hours. The more you drink, the worse your hangover will be.Hangovers set in when your blood-alcohol levels start to fall, and the worst symptoms begin when the levels drop to zero. here are some more hangover myths:
how true is“Liquor before beer never fear, beer before liquor never sicker”?
There’s no evidence that drinking in a particular order alters how sick you get. However, with any alcohol, your inhibition decreases, which often leads to drinking more — so if you start with a beverage that has a higher alcohol content, your inhibition goes down more quickly and you tend to drink more. Sticking to beer means that you won’t get drunk as quickly due to the lower alcohol content.
CAFFEINE, yay or nay?
Coffee and caffeine are diuretics, which cause you to lose more fluids and could make your hangover worse. Instead, you should drink water and sports drinks with electrolytes to counter dehydration and replace lost electrolytes — especially if you experienced any vomiting.While research has shown that caffeine can counteract some of the effects of alcohol in terms of a handful of cognitive tasks, a person’s reaction time is still going to be slower than normal
aspirin can’t come to the rescue.
Aspirin, while you drink or after a hangover, is a strict no-no. Asprin increases acid secretion in the stomach and does nothing to help eliminate alcohol from the body. On the contrary, aspirin was found to increase blood alcohol levels by 26% when taken before drinking. This was found in a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).
Aren’t girls as likely to get bad hangovers or do they?
No, ladies cannot escape the symptoms associated with a hangover. If any female drinks the exact same amount of alcohol as a male, she is likely to be twice as tipsy as him. In fact, men have a higher percentage of water in their bodies, which helps dilute the alcohol they consume. When women drink the same amount, more alcohol builds up in the bloodstream.
history of hangovers from around the world
So-called hangover cures date back almost as far as alcohol itself. Ancient Romans believed that eating a fried canary would take care of their hangover symptoms, and the ancient Greeks were believers in the power of cabbage. Although these so-called cures probably sound silly, keep in mind that many people today are still trying to find the perfect cure for a hangover. For example, in France, they put salt into a strong cup of coffee, and in Puerto Rico, some drinkers actually lift their drinking arm and rub half a lemon under it. None of these cures actually fixes any of the symptoms of a hangover.