Everybody knows the dos and don’ts of drinking alcohol, but do you know if they are actually true? Before you decide to follow the saying “liquor before beer, you’re in the clear,” check your facts so you aren’t waking up with a wicked myth-induced hangover. Check out a few of these common alcohol myths, debunked!
“Beer before liquor never been sicker, liquor before beer you’re in the clear.”
I wish I could count how many times I have heard this one. At every event I go to I hear at least one person deciding on whether or not to have a drink, and someone trying to convince them to by using this saying. The truth? It doesn’t matter if you start with liquor or beer, what does matter is the actual amount you drink. So no matter what you drink first, if you drink a lot of it you will be feeling the results the next day.
Drinking coffee can help sober you up.
It’s true drinking coffee can help cure a hangover, but it definitely doesn’t sober you up. Once the alcohol has entered the bloodstream, the liver will process it at a rate of about one drink per hour, no matter what you try to use hurry it up.
Light beer contains less alcohol than dark beer.
This is one of the most common misperception regarding beer. While it may seem like this is true due to the ease of drinking a light beer, it simply isn’t true. Light beer is lighter due to the process while it’s being made and the ingredients used, not the amount of alcohol in it.
Alcohol kills brain cells
Many parents try and use this one to sway their children from picking up drinking while underage. While alcohol does in fact inhibit the brain cells leading to impaired judgment while it is in your system, once it has been metabolized your brain should be back to normal - granted you didn’t take a tumble on your head. No worries, your kids don’t have to know this ;).
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