Sharing and Sanitation
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Sure drinking games can amp up any party. If you share beer, though, you're sharing more than just alcohol. That beer bong can be host to a plethora of communicable diseases, from mono to the flu.
Transcript: Your mouth is home to 500 bacterial strains. And guess what: That guy drinking the beer bong you're about...
Your mouth is home to 500 bacterial strains. And guess what: That guy drinking the beer bong you're about to use next? His mouth has 500 bacterial strains, too. When you're out partying, the sanitation of your cup, tap or funnel, is probably not the first thing on your mind-but maybe it should be! Aside from those 500 strains of bacteria, the person you're sharing drinks with could have the Epson-Barr virus, which causes mononucleosis, among other things. Although most people only get mono once, the virus-which affects 95-percent of people at some point-remains in the body for life. And while hooking up is the most common way to spread mono, this "kissing disease" can also come from sharing drinks. Obviously, the best way to keep yourself sanitary is to not share your drinking equipment. But if you're doing keg stands, or drinking straight from a beer tap, you're exposing yourself to even more germs than you would by just sharing a glass. There can be upwards of 500,000 different strains of bacteria on the spigot! So if the idea of drinking germs grosses you out, keep to your own cup, and keep your lips off the beer tap.More »
Last Modified: 2013-03-12 | Tags »
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You've probably tried every alleged hangover cure--from cold showers to hot coffee--with little success. But a remedy does exist. In fact, there's more than one way to stop your feeling hungover from too much drinking. So watch this video and learn.
Transcript: Okay, you're never drinking again. But how can you fix that hellish hangover? First things first: You've...
Okay, you're never drinking again. But how can you fix that hellish hangover? First things first: You've got a hangover because your body has lost nutrients and electrolytes . To counteract the nauseous, headachy effects, you need to replace those lost nutrients. Start by re-hydrating. Guzzle sports drinks, which contain electrolytes, fruit juice, and, of course, lots of water. You'll want to steer clear of coffee, though, as it'll dehydrate you further. Now eat something light and nutritious, like a banana or yogurt. After you've had something to eat and something (non-alcoholic) to drink, get some gentle exercise. You may not feel like moving, but a brisk walk can be just the healing help you need. That's because exercise increases blood flow and helps rid you of toxins that are left from your body's attempt to metabolize that alcohol. These tips are less elaborate than your best friend's hangover cure (pickle juice and honey, yuck!), but they'll actually work-and that's worth a lot!More »
Last Modified: 2013-03-26 | Tags »
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Calories in alcohol? Yep! If you didn't know that the effects of alcohol and every night drinking lead to more than a buzz, listen in for straight talk on another result of boozing it up--the beer gut.
Transcript: They call it a "beer belly" for a reason - although it might not be the reason you think.Conventional...
They call it a "beer belly" for a reason - although it might not be the reason you think.Conventional wisdom says that alcohol causes weight gain because the calories you drink are stored in the body as fat. In reality though, only 5-percent of what you take in stays in your body. But excessive drinking does lead to weight gain, and that's primarily because the body converts alcohol into acetate. Acetate is actually a source of energy, which your body can use to fuel itself. The problem is that when acetate is being utilized for energy, fat is not - as a result, the fat remains in the body. Therefore, the more alcohol you drink, the more acetate your body will have to burn, and the less stored fat it will use. When your body utilizes acetate as energy, it causes your blood sugar to spike. The resulting blood sugar crash, in turn, makes you ravenous.Add in the fact that alcohol lowers your inhibitions about eating, and you've got a recipe for weight gain disaster. The only real way to prevent this is to drink in moderation, which most define as one or two drinks daily. But, if you're not willing to limit your alcohol intake, at least stick to lighter calorie options. For instance, a 12-ounce beer has about 150 calories, while a 12-ounce light beer has 120. ...and you can swap that 4-ounce margarita for a similarly sized mojito and save yourself 200 calories. Or, just stick to 5-ounce glasses of wine, which have about 100 calories each. These tips can help you to enjoy your alcohol-without ending up with a beer belly.More »
Last Modified: 2013-03-12 | Tags »
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