It may sound strange, but opening a can of beer to cure your hangover might be a better idea than you’d think!
Recent research shows that two beers are more effective at relieving pain than painkillers.
Researchers at University of Greenwich have found that drinking two pints of beer can decrease pain by up to 25 percent.
According to the study, drinking two pints of beer is the sweet spot. This puts the blood alcohol content at 0.08 percent, which is the optimal amount for decreasing your pain as fast as possible.
Got a headache after a hard night?
Then maybe you should think twice before reaching for your painkillers.
Two beers are more effective at making you feel better – that’s what researchers found over the course of 18 different studies.
“Alcohol can be compared to opioid drugs such as codeine, and the effect is more powerful than Tylenol,” Dr Trevor Thompson tells The Independent.
Experts emphasize that you should still exercise caution when it comes to drinking alcohol.
However, researchers hope that this study will contribute to the development of new medicines and substances to treat pain and headaches.
It’s not clear whether alcohol reduces feelings of pain because it affects brain receptors or because it just lowers anxiety, which then makes us think the pain isn’t as bad.
Looking back in history, two beers to relieve pain sure beats the alternatives.
In ancient Rome, eating fried canary was the most popular way of curing a hangover, while the ancient greeks were convinced that munching on two owl eggs was what did the trick.
Maybe drinking two beers isn’t that bad of a cure after all?
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