Blame It On The Alcohol
The Jägermeister isn’t really at fault.
Tequila Makes Me Crazy
Many people believe that different intoxicants have different effects on them, so if you’re always eyeing that bottle of Patrón with great distrust, the good news is you’re not alone. But science says it’s not true that tequila turns you into your bartop-dancing evil twin, while vodka preserves your ladylike integrity – all the experts surveyed by The Atlantic stated that the belief is “simply wrong: ethanol is ethanol, and whatever spirit you consume, it’s the ethanol that affects you.” What does matter is how much you drink and how fast: tequila tends to be downed as shots, while whisky is sipped slowly – ta-da! Tequila gets a reputation. Don’t discount the psychological factor either – if you’re convinced Jägerbombs are the devil then you’re most likely mentally prepping yourself for a crazy night when you down some.
It’s Good To Go To The Loo When You Drink
You may think you’re “f lushing” your system with frequent trips to the bathroom during your drinking sesh, but that’s really not what’s happening. Alcohol is a diuretic, meaning it promotes the production of urine, but what you’re passing is water, not alcohol. Ultimately, the alcohol content of your multiple cocktails is still there, swilling around in your bloodstream like a bad guest who outstays his welcome. Because you’re peeing more frequently, you’re also more dehydrated, which simply means a worse hangover the next morning.
Mixing Spirits Makes You Drunker
According to science, this one’s a hazy maybe. There’s no research to strongly support the widely held belief that you can’t mix grain with grape, because when it comes down to it, “fundamentally, alcohol is alcohol whichever way you slice it,” says Dr Paul Clayton, from the British Royal Society of Medicine. What may be a factor, however, are biologically active compounds known as congeners, which different alcoholic beverages carry in varying amounts. Generally speaking, the darker the drink, the more congeners it has. Apart from contributing to the taste, smell, and appearance of
a spirit, congeners may also be the cause of hangovers – in a study conducted by Brown University, volunteers who drank congener-high bourbon reported far more hangover symptoms than those who drank vodka. However, Professor Damaris Rohsenow, who led the research at Brown University in Rhode Island, added that: “While people felt worse, they didn’t perform worse [in a concentration task] after bourbon than after vodka.” The lesson? You might feel marginally better from a night of light-coloured spirits, but that still doesn’t mean you’ll ace your test the next morning.
Drinking Hard Liquors Is Better For My Waistline
It’s called a beer belly. Ergo, as long as I avoid beer, I’m good. Sadly, that’s not quite true. Yes, beer has a higher caloric and carb content than either spirits or wine, but that doesn’t mean you’re in the clear just because you turned down a glass of the frothy stuff. Mixers can contribute to that muffin top just as much as beer – remember, concentrated juice is basically sugar water. But even if you substitute the sweet stuff for something like club soda, you’re not getting away scot free – one standard unit of spirits (30ml) has 60 calories, while the same amount of liqueurs (like Bailey’s or Jägermeister) can have 100 to 120 calories.
Drinking Trains My Liver
We all know someone who used to get drunk at the drop of the hat, but now, their tolerance is crazy high! So what happened? Did their bodies learn how to handle alcohol? Well, kinda but not really. “Tolerance that results from a more rapid elimination of alcohol from the body is called metabolic tolerance,” writes the U.S. National Institute of Health. Chronic drinking activates a particular group of enzymes in the liver that help to eliminate alcohol faster, which is why regular drinking makes it more difficult to get a buzz on. However, it would be dangerous to assume that this means your liver is getting stronger – in fact, pretty much the opposite is true. Alcohol impairs healthy liver function and degrades the liver’s ability to break down fat, leading to diseases such as fatty liver and liver failure – none of those things make for a good party.
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