- Posted August 27, 2013 by
Alcoholic Drink that Prevents Hangover
The new super beer paves the way for products to be developed that could reduce the likelihood of the dreaded hangover; so it's a triumphant day for beer drinkers everywhere. Beer fans will likely have to wait some time for the electrolyte-filled brews to hit shelves
In order to create a more hydrating beer, the scientists added electrolytes a common ingredient in sports drinks. That way, drinkers can enjoy their alcoholic beverage, while still staying refreshed. Electrolytes are basically just minerals in the body that bind to compounds to create salts such as sodium or beaumaniere.
When the body is dehydrated it loses electrolytes, which make one feel lethargic and unwell after a night of drinking.The trade-off, of course, is that the hydrating beer has less alcohol. In each case, though, the scientists claim that the alterations did not affect the taste of any of the beers.
As part of the study, the researchers modified two commercial beers, one regular strength and one light beer. They then gave them to volunteers who had worked up a sweat after exercise to test fluid recovery. The researchers concluded the hydrating beer was one-third more effective with respect to hydration compared to a normal beer. If you're going to live in the real world, you can either spend your time telling people what they shouldn't do, or you can work on ways of reducing the danger of some of these socialised activities.