Alcohol is one of the “past time” or means of relaxing for most people. A lot of remedies and beliefs are done for the aftermath of drinking, also known as hangover. Here’s a list of taboos and misconception about drinking.
10. Passing out and blacking out are the same thing
The two are different from each other. Passing out is when a person drunk alcohol and lost consciousness or fell asleep, while a person blacking out is person taking in alcohol, falls asleep and does not remember anything at all when waking up.
9. Get some air to lose your hangover
No matter how clean the air you would breathe, you won’t get sober that fast. Usually it takes more or less an hour to eradicate one glass or one drink of alcohol in your body. If you kept track of how much alcohol you have drunk, then try to do the math on until when will the alcohol be in your body.
8. Beer belly from beer drinking
Drinking beer won’t give you beer belly. It’s because of the excessive food that you eat. Fats are not burnt right away causing to settle at the bottom part of your belly. Stop accusing that bottle of beer for your flab on your belly and start exercising!
7. Drinking coffee can make you sober
Whether it’s an Espresso, Brewed, Decaf, or Latte, drinking a cup of coffee won’t sober you up. The caffeine content of coffee will just keep you awake and will actually worsen your hangover
6. Fill your tummy to keep you sober
This is one big misconception drinkers do too often. Eating will not keep you sober. It just delays the absorption of alcohol in your body. You will still get drunk eventually. Filling up your tummy with food also have adverse effect with drinking making you vomit.
5. Pop a pill to prevent hangover
A pill before or after drinking will not put a stop to your hangover. Taking a pill before you drink will actually fasten your alcohol intoxication and even keeps the alcohol content in your body at an extended period of time. There have been hazardous side effects of taking pills before and after drinking such as internal bleeding of the liver and minimal cases of fatality.
4. Switching to one drink from another will make you get drunk
“Let’s grab a bottle of beer, then a glass of wine then a shot of tequila so that we’ll get drunk faster”. The rapidity of getting drunk can be measured with the BAC and this notion may possibly happen however it is more likely that you would have a grumbling stomach that getting drunk.
3. A cold shower takes away hangover
Taking cold showers won’t take away that hangover; it will just wake your senses up. A hot shower bath would help in relieving you from your hangover rather than a cold one.
2. Its an advantage to “hold your liquor”
People having a high level of tolerance with drinking alcohol are not an advantage. This is a misconception to most people. The blood alcohol concentration (BAC) has increased due to excessive drinking which may give them health risks. With large amounts of alcohol in your body, your liver has too much activity to handle, so it’s not an advantage after all.
1. Beat the Breathalyzer with a breath mint
Your level of intoxication can be figured out through your blood alcohol content (BAC). So even though you fill your mouth with a pack of breathe mint, it won’t help you out in any way.