There is now a beer that will not give you a hangover, and no we’re not kidding.
Who loves hangovers? Nobody. No one likes nausea, that feeling of heavy and sore head. Face it, you love to drink but hate what happens afterwards. This is why many people choose not to drink alcohol at all, or moderate their intake so bad they might as well not drink at all.
Add nausea and other side effects and you might as well give alcohol a bad name.
But of course, science is to the rescue. Australian scientists successfully invented a “hangover-free,” a few years back and we are wondering why you’re still drinking that same old type of beer.
Scientists at Griffith University’s Health Institute added electrolytes (usually composed of Calcium, Chloride, Magnesium, Phosphorous, Sodium and Potassium which all regulates the acidity of your blood (pH), your muscle function, and other important processes) to two popular commercial beers and the rest is history, or maybe not. But at least they found something very interesting, so put down that beer mug for a second and listen carefully.
The group tested their additives with regular beer and light variety.
As it turns out, light beer with added electrolytes turn out to be three times more hydrating than normal beer – this means that it is three times better (or less dangerous) to your skin and overall health.
“We know that beer is a very popular drink with people, particularly after sport or exertion,” scientist Ben Desbrow told ABC News. “From our perspective it’s about exploring harm minimization approaches that may still allow people to potentially drink beer as a beverage, but lower the risks associated with the alcohol consumption—and hopefully improve rehydration potential.”
So there it is a type of beer that can actually do you good instead of harm. Is there a fun in it? Of course there is. The participants of the experiment in fact couldn’t tell the difference between the boosted beer and the right off the bucket.
The downside? The beer was only found to be rehydrating when products with a low alcohol content were used (that’s the light version).
Still that electrolyte infused light beer sounds very promising, of course there are other factors affecting the market why you’re not yet seeing the beer variety on bars and perhaps the nearest convenience store.