D.Swimming alcohol is fun – by-effects, less. Therefore, it is not surprising that people around the world are seeking medicine to alleviate the dreaded hangover.
Here we put some of the more famous myths of scientific research.
"Put" your stomach
There is a widely accepted belief that a glass of milk before a heavy session can help reduce the effects of alcohol by "stomach shaping." Some Mediterranean countries prefer to put their stomach with a tablespoon of olive oil. But, biologically, there is no such thing as "stomach shaping". If it has any effect, it is by slowing down the emptying of the stomach.
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About 20 per cent of alcohol is absorbed into the stomach, and the rest is absorbed into the intestine. So any foods that contain fat, proteins or, to a certain extent, carbohydrates that delay the emptying of the stomach can have a very modest effect on slowing down the absorption of alcohol.
Hearty breakfast prevents remaining alcohol
A survey of 2,000 British adults, conducted by a poll, showed that fried breakfast is "a preferred remedy for Britons who are struggling with the effects of a tough night." The survey also reported that 26 percent of the popular hangover remedies rely on an egg-containing container. But is there any science in this?
A rats study suggests that there may be some support for this idea. The eggs are high in a substance called cysteine. When rats are fed deadly amounts of acetaldehyde-a toxin that your body produces when it breaks down the alcohol – those who were also given cysteine are more likely to survive the toxic attack than the controls. But, of course, people are not rats – well, most of them are not.
If you are drunk and you need to resign in a hurry, what are you doing? Well, if the movies are something to go, drink a mug strong, black coffee. However, science is less receptive to this. This is partly due to the complexity of the action of alcohol as a sedative – making you dizzy and blabbering – while coffee, the stimulant, makes you more alert, but does nothing to improve the dizziness or forgetfulness.
A a study that examined the effects of caffeine versus non-caffeinated alcoholic beverages on a simulated driving task showed that caffeine did little to alleviate the effects of alcohol on driving ability or reaction time. Other studies have shown that caffeine can increase alertness, but not improve feelings of dizziness or restore memory.
Mixing caffeine and alcohol also increases the risk of injury to the night so that they are not a good combination.
Water before bed cleans head
There may be grain truth in this. For this popular lifestyle, it depends on which part of the hangover you want to reduce. While drinking water will do nothing for the headache, it can help reduce dehydration effects and the dreaded dry mouth.
Grapes and grain – Never Twain
There is a long-standing belief that mixing beverages makes worse enthusiasm. It's a myth. Mixing drinks simply increases the risk of drinking more alcohol because you lose the next level you have. "Did I have four colors, three shots and a glass of wine? Or were it three pints, four shots and two glasses of wine?" There is nothing in the chemistry of alcohol in, for example, wine and beer, which is different.
If you really want to avoid a hangover, the best advice is to follow the instructions for alcohol. However, if you do not "save" the recommended maximum of 14 units a week and drink all in one night, officers advise you to drink more, eat while drinking and alternative alcoholic beverages with water.
This article was originally published on the Conversation by Douane Melor. Read the original article here.