There are several beliefs related to alcohol that might do you more harm than good. Check out some of the things that you believe about alcohol, which aren’t true. Educate yourself so that you can save yourself from the dangers of alcohol.
Myth #1: Women Are Equally Intoxicated As Men:
In reality, women are likely to get more intoxicated even if they consume the equal amount of alcohol as men. Men have more water content in their body which dilutes the alcohol making it less effective. There are certain enzyme differences too in the male and female bodies which contribute to the degree of intoxication.
Myth #2: Drinking On A Full Stomach Prevents Getting High:
Well, it doesn’t prevent getting high but taking a proper meal before gulping down the alcohol might delay the absorption of alcohol in your body. If you drink too much, then your pre-drink meal cannot prevent you from getting. However, it is still advisable to eat a balanced meal before you go for a night out.
Myth #3: If You Drink Water, You Will Have Less Hangover:
No, drinking water might not curb your hangover but it will ease the symptoms. If you really want to avoid being hung-over, then it is best to drink moderately and have water in between the drinks.
Myth #4: When High, A Cold Shower Can Sober You Up:
Sometimes when you are drunk, your friends or elders might suggest you take a cold water shower. Well, it does not make you less drunk. It will only stave off the excessive drowsiness that comes from drinking.
Myth #5: Alcohol Stimulates The Brain:
Quite on the contrary, alcohol might make you more depressed. You might feel like opening up when you are drunk but that also makes your emotions go out of control.
Myth #6: Body Becomes Tolerant With More Alcohol Consumption:
Some people drink more thinking that their alcohol tolerance will increase and this will curb the damage. But it’s completely wrong! Rather, if you start being tolerant, there the damage starts.
Myth #7: White Wine Is Lighter Than Other Alcoholic Beverages:
Be it white wine, red wine, beer or whiskey, all these beverages have almost the same amount of alcohol in it. So, no guarantee that you will be less drunk if you have white wine.
Myth #8: Alcohol Is Great For Sex:
It might tickle your urges, but it is quite damaging for male fertility. It reduced the quality and quantity of sperm. So, if you want to start a family, curb your alcohol consumption.
Myth #9: The Darker The Color, The Healthier It Is:
Many of you believe that the darker alcohols are healthier as these have more anti-oxidant properties in them. But these beverages also go through a lot of fermenting processes that generate toxins. These toxins are never healthy!
Myth #10: Wine Doesn’t Make You Fat:
A glass of wine contains nearly 200 calories and when the beverage is sweetened into a cocktail, it adds to the total amount of calories. So, wine can make you fat too!