This article was last updated on April 16, 2022
Here’s the complete drinking manual for all you gals! Go ahead and say cheers!
A study recently revealed that women who gave their mood a ‘high’ rating beforte they started consuming alchohol were 60% less likely to feel hungover after six units of alcohol. Getting high depends on your mood, if drinkers are feeling high on life, they can avoid a hangover. On the other hand feeling dull and depressed is likely to give you a painful hang over only after a couple of drinks. Here’s how you can drink smart:
1. Say goodbye to the liquid lunch
Lunchtime is the worst time to consume alcohol because a woman’s hormone levels are high, so the alchohol enters the bloodstream far too quickly for your liver to adequately break it down. Furthermore, the alcohol disrupts the digestive process, potentially leavign you with indigestion. A study from Cornell University in the US says we process alcohol most efficiently between 7 and 8 pm when our hormone levels are lowest, and that’s also the best time for drinking because it’ll leave you with a considerable margin before hitting the sack.
2. Prepare your body
Always have a snack to avoid a hangover. "Wash down a brown bread sandwich with a glass of milk 30 minutes before you start drinking. The complex carbohydrates in the bread give you lots of energy and the fat in the milk is the perfect stomach liner.
3. Physical fitness is key
Being fit protects you against drunkeness as you are likely to have a higher muscle-to-fat ratio, which means your body has a higher water content, diluting the alcohol. People who are physically fit and active also posess higher metablic rates, which means alcolhol moves quickly their system more quickly. Try and exercise a bit or do some effective yoga stretches before you drink as this speeds up your metabolism, so you’ll process alcohol quicker. Or if your party or pub is round the corner, engage in a A brisk 20-minute walk.
4. Chilled truths
According to research from Lyon University, drink wine that’s chilled at 5°C or less and you’ll take nearly ten per cent longer to finish your drink. Adding ice will also bulk out your drink, so it’ll feel fuller, and the extra water content will rehydrate you.
5. Forego the fizz
Fizzy wines and champagnes are absorbed more quickly than still ones because they are quite bland, but the alcohol content is just as high. Champagne has a heady intoxicating effect since its blandness doesn’t cause the pylorus (the outlet of the stomach) to reach a spasm, as stronger-flavoured wines do. So your fizz passes through an open gateway into the gut, where it’s absorbed – as you make it to the counter for another refill.
6. Always check the label
Always check the label to ascertain the alcohol concentration of drinks. Choose wisely.