Sep 242011

There are many myths and misconceptions about alcohol, which our friends tell us as right advice, but what is truth behind it? We will come to know with these top 5 reasons:

A cold coffee or shower reduce effect of alcohol: A cold shower or black coffee won’t reduce the alcohol concentration in your blood. Cold showers simply awaken your senses and tend to make you more alert; as does some fresh air. Hot coffee is the worst cure as the caffeine will only aggravate your hangover.

Drinking kills brain cells: Any form of alcohol abuse for several years can cause neurological damage involving impairment of learning and physical co-ordination.
But there is no direct evidence to suggest that alcohol kills brain cells. In fact, you may have now seen several health studies on our pages that say moderate drinking helps the brain function better, improves cognitive skills and memory. That said, humans have not yet been tested directly for positive brain effects.

Beer is less intoxicating yaar… Call for another pint!: Alcohol intoxicates you and it is present in different volumes across drinks. How much volume of alcohol we consume determines our level of intoxication. Although beer has relatively less alcohol volume as compared to wine or vodka, we tend drink beer in much larger quantities, and end up consuming much more alcohol after all. A 330-ml can of beer, one 110 ml glass of wine or one normal mixed spirit drink are all equally intoxicating.

Eat more, you’ve got to be sober tonight: Eating a full meal before you head to the bar or having teeny bites of food while drinking will only delay the absorption of alcohol into your bloodstream, not prevent it. Ultimately you do consume the alcohol and face its damaging effects.

I’m a tanki! Regular drinking has made my body alcohol-tolerant!:
If you’ve been consistently feeding your system with increasing amounts of alcohol, perhaps your system (effectively, your brain) is now tuned to an ‘x’ amount of alcohol to react. This doesn’t necessarily mean your liver damage will delay itself too.

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