Sunday, August 18, 2013

Truly a Wondrous Age

This is just something I can't pass up posting about.
First the wonderful creation of a seedless watermelon, something my father didn't live long enough to experience.

Now this.
Australian scientists discover the secret to hydrating beer
SAY goodbye to the dreaded Monday morning hangover, thanks to researchers from a Queensland university who have discovered it may be possible to improve the hydrating effects of beer.
Since the beginning of time,  it seems sipping on a frosty cold beer has been a necessity on a scorching hot day. This can be counter-intuitive at times, given alcohol actually increases dehydration and leads to drunkenness, risky behavior and eventually, the hangover.
However, researchers from Griffith University’s Health Institute may have answered every Australians prayers. They have found that by adding electrolytes, a common ingredient found in sports drinks, and reducing the alcohol content could make a beer more refreshing than ever.
As part of the study the Institute manipulated the electrolyte levels of two commercial beers, one that was regular strength and one that was light. They then gave those two beers to volunteers who had been heavily exercising just before consumption to test their fluid recovery.
The study showed that the light beer that had been combined with electrolytes was one third more effective at hydrating a person than a regular beer. The best news for beer drinkers was that the taste of the modified beverages didn’t change.~snip~
A slow whittling away of consequences from over indulging on weekends, the eventual demise of the beer hangover.
If they could find a solution to the dreaded "beer goggles" then weekends could become perfect.  

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