What would you feel if you’ll find out that those things which you believed in about alcohol drinking are all myths? Whether or not you are a heavy alcohol drinker, I am pretty sure that you have made decisions based on these drinking myths. The sad part of the story is that you thought of nailing it only to find out that you mixed-up.
There are so many myths about alcohol drinking that you should know. More than anybody else, you want to enjoy several glasses of alcohol on a Friday night, don’t you? Well then, allow me to throw the light on the common misconceptions of alcohol drinking.
Myth #1: Alcohol is a brain killer.
Alcohol can indeed do so many things to your body. A small dosage of it can hamper the growth of brain cells. Luckily, this can be refurbished right after you quit drinking alcohol.
Myth #2: You don?t get drunk when you eat a lot.
Of all myths about alcohol drinking, this is the most popular. Loading your stomach with a great amount of food does not reduce hangover. Although food slows down the absorption of alcohol in the body, it can make you drunk because you cannot detect the early signs of being drunk due to the amount of food you ate.
Myth #3: Alcohol gives you extra calories.
As compared to yogurt, alcohol contains a smaller amount of calories. It is not caloric. But since your body treats alcohol as a poison, it slows down your metabolism until it flushes out any trace of alcohol in it. As a result, all the caloric foods you munched in before drinking alcohol are developed into fat.
Myth #4: Reducing whiskey to beer helps you become less drunk.
A lot of people think that they can be less drunk if they reduce the strength of the alcohol they drink. I am sure that you are caught into this misconception in the past. Go ahead and add some glasses of beer after drinking a whiskey. To tell you, there is no correct order of beverage in alcohol drinking. The only thing that matters is drinking in moderation.
Myth #5: Alcohol and antibiotics is a harmful combination.
Though, indeed, few antibiotics must not be taken with alcohol, some go well with a glass of wine. Most doctors warn us about feeling dizzy and nauseated when we drink alcohol along with those incompatible pills. Chest pain can be another problem too. So have an extra caution.
Myth #6: Alcohol has an anti-radiation property.
Alcohol does not contain any component that makes your body radiation-proof. It is not a radiation treatment either. There is no single scientific study in this regard.
Myth #7: Mixing various alcohol drinks is a bad idea.
The amount of hangover you feel greatly depends on the amount of alcohol you consumed, not on the variety of alcohol you had. The only difference is that it is a way lot easier to track your alcohol consumption when you only drink a single kind of it. Drinking in moderation will become a big challenge when you mix different alcohol. So, stick with beer if you start with beer.
Myth #8: Alcohol adds warmth to the body.
Alcohol in the body keeps us warm. This happens as the blood rushes to the skin and moves towards other parts of your body.
Myth #9: Older wine is better.
Wines have their unique characteristics. There is an ideal age for each wine. Therefore, be extra careful in storing them. Some table wines taste perfect during its first year. But then, some need to be stored for a decade or two to bring out its best taste.
Myth #10: Alcohol leads to dehydration.
As alcohol upsets the body?s water-salt balance, you feel thirsty. No matter how much alcohol you take in, the water level in your body does not change. However, due to alcohol in the body, your blood vessels may lack the right amount of water it needs to function well. This is the reason why you feel ill-headed in the morning.
If you still can?t find your way out of the perplexity of the above-mentioned myths about alcohol drinking, don?t feel bad about it. Take your time in rediscovering things. As of the moment, stick with what works for you. But, be open to try new practices and be a little cautious of your alcohol drinking behavior.