Monday, January 30, 2006

The Age Old Alcoholic Myth

"Beer before liquor, never sicker, liquor before beer, never fear"

At least that's what most of my friends tell me. It basically talks about the sequence of consuming different levels of alcohol at different times can have different effect on your body. If you drink beer (a weaker form of alcohol) first before having liquor (a strong one), you won't feel so sick. On the other hand, if you consume liquor before beer you will have a bad day or hangover. Or rather it's the other way round.

Found on Ask Yahoo, 30 January 2006 some insights about drinking methods.
The reasoning behind the proverb is that it's easier on your body to absorb weaker alcoholic drinks, like beer, later in the evening. This probably holds some merit. It's also true that your body tends to process alcohol from carbonated drinks faster. But any piece of advice regarding alcohol consumption that contains the line "never fear" is obviously pretty suspect.
And here is something Ayham kept stressing on me. And apparently it's true. All about Hangovers - Congeners
This remedy calls for having a drink the next morning for relief of a hangover. It is recommended that you have whatever you were drinking the night before, although a bloody mary is a common substitute.
Oh, and on this article is a very insightful detail:
You're hung over - some cures?
- Exercise. This will help you sweat the alcohol out of your system.
- Sex. See exercise.
Now we know the exact science of drinking. For your health and prosperity, long live my friends. Happy Chinese New Year.

Reference: Ask Yahoo, All about Hangovers, The Science of Drinking, Hangovers,
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