Alcohol can impair decision-making abilities and motor skills but at the time its over-consumption leads to vehicular accidents, violent behaviors, unplanned pregnancies, and sexually transmitted diseases. Excessive consumption can leads to alcohol poisoning too.
We hope that these facts about alcohol are all new to you…
1. It only takes 6 minutes to our body to feel the effects of alcohol. When you have your first beer sometimes it hits you right away. It happens because it only takes 6 minutes for alcohol to affect your brain, so one drink really does go straight to your head.
2. If you have blue eyes, you are capable to drink more. Genetics certainly has something to do with your drinking capability. Scientists have proven that people with blue eyes have a higher tolerance for alcohol. The blue-eyed people can last longer, drink harder and react better to higher levels of alcohol.</span.
3. Alcohol doesn’t make you forget anything. Alcohol doesn’t make you forget it actually makes it impossible for your brain to make memories. This is when you are ‘Blackout Drunk’. Blackouts are caused by a chemical disruption in the brain’s memory formation center. Simply this means that your brain loses the ability to make a memory. It is almost like your brain is so drunk it forgets to hit record and instead of it has fun.
4. The beer was not considered to be an alcoholic beverage by the Russians until 2013
5. The strongest beer in the world ‘Snake Venom’ has an ABV of 67.5%. It is the product of Brew Meister a company from Scotland who has made this beer a world-record-holding beer.
6. In professional shooting, alcohol is used as a performance-enhancing drug. The desirable traits for a professional shooter are slow heart rate and relaxed body. These are provided by alcohol. But the World Anti Doping Agency has banned its use.
7. There is a thing as hangover-free beer. Yes, it exists.
Aussie scientists have created a beer that hydrates you and so stops a hangover from happening.
They put electrolytes in the beer and found that it was three times more hydrating.
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Now some more information regarding alcohol :
Overconsumption of alcohol leads to alcohol poisoning, which may lead to death also.
Generally, women are more vulnerable to alcohol poisoning due to poor ability to dilute and metabolize alcohol due to lower body water percentage and feel the effects of alcohol faster than men of the same size.
This does not mean that men are safe from the dangers of alcohol poisoning.
Food plays an important role in alcohol absorption in the body. Food dilutes the alcohol while slowing down the emptying of the stomach into the small intestine where alcohol is absorbed.
Alcohol can also prevent diabetes prescription drugs from working properly.
Blood Alcohol Content: How Much Is Too Much?
Blood alcohol content (BAC), is blood alcohol concentration. BAC refers to the amount of alcohol in your blood. It is described as the weight of ethanol measured in grams in every 100 milliliters of blood or 210 liters of breath.
Moderately it is advised to have no more than one drink per day for women and no more than two drinks per day for men.