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How to Drink Without Getting Drunk before Midnight

By Guest Blogger, Neil W.

How to Drink Without Getting Drunk before Midnight

The history shows proof that fruit juice, honey and fermented grain were responsible for alcoholic beverages for thousands of years.

Chinese consumed alcohol since around 7000 B.C., and early Egyptian civilization shows the signs of fermented drinks. Sura, beverage distilled from rice was the drink of choice in India between 3000 and 2000 B.C.  The first alcoholic beverage in Greece was mead, and there are warnings against the perils of too much drinking.

Native American civilizations made alcoholic drinks from grapes, corn or apples called “chicha”. In rainforests of Peru, the local tribes made Masato. This is a beverage made of chewed yucca spit into the jars for fermentation. Even today, the locals use this practice and saying no to a glass of Masato is very rude in Amazonia.

Alcohol is a mood altering substance and it makes people act differently because it affects the part of the brain for self-control. When you have a drink, the alcohol enters your bloodstream. Ethanol, the part of beverage that makes you intoxicated, is made of very small molecules.

Because of this, its molecules can reach and interfere with the neurotransmitters responsible for brain activity. This can cause the loss of control, vomiting and in severe cases admittance to the hospital and even death.

There are several things you can do to avoid getting drunk, at least before midnight, and here are some of them.

One teaspoon of yeast

Jim Koch, co-founder of the Boston Beer Company, said in an Esquire interview that he could drink all night and not get drunk. His secret lies in the active yeast. Namely, one teaspoon of dry yeast before every beer of the evening.

Scientifically, the yeast contains a dehydrogenase (ADH) enzyme which breaks down alcohol. Of course, this enzyme can’t negate the effects of alcohol but only mitigate them. Moreover, depending on the body type, gender, weight, genetics and some other factors, this method might not affect you the way you want. It’s important to note that this involves an ordinary yeast used for baking and found in every grocery store.

Eat first

One of the most usual advice you heard was to eat before you drink. Nevertheless, not every food will do the trick. Salads, for instance, most certainly won’t, but greasy and fatty meals will. Fat serves as a buffer to the alcohol and due to this, it will enter your bloodstream more slowly. 

So, if you try to eat healthily, you’ll be happy about this method since involves eating fast food and pizza. Ice cream and milkshakes may help a little since dairy also slows down the alcohol. Nuts and bacon are also an option, as are some more fatty meats. But, on the other hand, the olive oil won’t work. It may save a life if the snake bites someone, but you’ll still get drunk as usual if you take it.

Water down your drinks

This advice assumes that you like mixed drinks, like the ones with alcohol and soda or juice. This includes some cocktails, but not those made with more than one alcoholic drink. The point here is to pour more non-alcoholic beverage than the alcoholic one. You will still feel the effect but they’ll come slowly or you’ll have to drink more than usual to really get drunk.

Beer, wine, whiskey and other drinks drank alone can be watered down, too. You can put lemon juice in beer, ice cubes, club soda or sparkling water in wine and whiskey. This will influence the taste so it won’t have the same intensity. Also, it will increase the quantity of the drink and you’ll drink it longer, or will reduce the alcohol ratio.

Glass of water with every drink

Water will not prevent you from getting drunk scientifically, but practically. Namely, order a glass of the alcohol drink of your choice and a glass of water. Sip the water between every time you take a drink of your alcoholic beverage. The idea here is to make you drink less by tricking you with drinking more fluids.

Additionally, water is great for hangovers. Alcohol will dehydrate your body, and that’s the main cause of a headache in the morning. Drinking a lot of water will help you prevent this and feel better when you wake up.

Stretch the drinks

The biggest problem you’ll have is if you are a fast drinker. Stretching the drinks needs control and focus, something people who go out and want to have fun mostly leave at home. You can motivate yourself by ordering something expensive, and thus make yourself drink it slowly. In addition, you can try something exotic and savour it.

If you’re in the nightclub or at the party with kombi bar and DJ hire, you can dance and distract yourself from drinking. Another great way to prevent yourself from drinking fast is if you talk to people during parties and special events. If you need alcohol to loosen up before mingling and meeting new people, still stay as long as possible on the first drink. Remember that being drunken influences your personality and therefore you might be a bad company everyone will avoid.

In the end

Always ask yourself why you drink and are going to get drunk. Most people drink fast, imitate what others are doing or plainly need something to feel more relaxed. These are all manageable instances. Also, remember that there is never a good reason to get drunk.

This doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy a drink here and there, but drinking too much frequently points to underlying problems, which alcohol won’t solve. So choose life and drink moderately. 

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Natural Home Remedies for Blemishes

By Guest Blogger Rose Emma

Natural Home Remedies for Blemishes

Blemishes can appear in form of dark spots, skin discoloration and commonly caused by acne. They can occur because some factors such as unhealthy diet, hormonal imbalance, aging, genetics, sun and wrong skincare.

The high amount of oil production brings about blemishes and they are mostly the result of an acne burst. The pimple fades away, but it lets scars stay with you and that make you remember it.

Having a suitable treatment for blemishes is the best choice to make sure that they don’t survive to attack you. Here are some natural home remedies to get rid of blemishes.

  1. Orange Peel

Orange peel is considered as a natural bleach to enhance your skin health and get rid of blemishes and acnes. It also helps eliminate suntan. In addition, with the high amount of antioxidants and vitamin C, it refreshes your skin and gives a youthful bloom.

How to apply:

–        Create the mix by adding two teaspoons powder of orange peel and one teaspoon yogurt and honey.

–        Apply this paste on your affected areas.

–        Let it sit for 15 minutes before washing it off.

Reapply this process two or three times per week until you see encouraging results.

You can buy orange peel powder market, or produce it yourself by putting orange peels under the sunlight for some days and later on grinding them to get suitable powder.

  1. Cucumber

Cucumber is one of the most natural and effective remedies to soothe for your skin and works as an astringent also widens your pores and supports to clear blemishes and scars. It increases the texture of skin and gets rid of inflammation because of the presence of antioxidant vitamin C.

How to use:

–        Blend a half cup of cucumber without peel in a blender and mix with lemon juice about three tablespoons. Place this paste on affected skin and wait for it about at least 20 minutes and then remove it with cool water. Do this routine until you see positive results.

–        Reversely, you can easily put fresh and raw juice from a cucumber on your affected skin by using a gentle ball. Keep it on for 20 minutes before rinsing it off with cool water. Repeat this twice per day for one month. For more benefits of cucumber at: 20 Handy Tips on How To Get Rid of a Black Eye.

  1. Strawberries

Strawberries are rich in a wide range of antioxidants and nutrients that can help keep skin from blemish. With the presence of alpha hydroxyl acids, vitamin C, ellagic acid and salicylic acid, it can peel dead skin, reduce acne and make scars fade away.

How to do:

–        Using a fork to mash three strawberries.

–        Use this to create a mix with two equal parts of organic honey and yogurt.

–        Then, put 1 tablespoon of ground oatmeal into the mix.

–        Slightly place it on your skin and let it sit for 10 and 15 minutes in maximum before washing it off with a warm cotton washcloth in order to open the pores.

–        Reapply this three times per week for at least one month.

  1. Banana Peel

Bananas and banana peels consist of some kinds of anti-inflammatory properties that can help get rid of inflammation of pimples and redness. In addition, they contain potassium and antioxidants that are excellent source for the skin.

How to use:

–        Put the inside of banana peel on your skin for at least five minutes.

–        Let it sit as long as you can; you need not clear it off with water.

–        Do this three times per day until your blemishes fade away.

In order to prevent blemishes, take considerations on skincare, follow a healthy diet, use plenty of water and keep away from the sun damage. Moreover, if acne or pimples bring about blemishes for you, remember to wash your face at least twice per day with a cotton soap and do not touch on your pimples.

  1. Lemon Juice

Lemon juice is a wonderful skin-lightening natural and effective remedy to eliminate hyperpigmentation and dark spots because of the effect of bleaching.

With the rich of citric acid, it can exfoliate the skin, clear out excess oil and get rid of acne-causing bacteria. It also helps prevent the large pores from appearing and smooth your skin.

How to apply:

–        Simply place fresh lemon juice on the affected area and wait for it about 15 to 20 minutes and then wash it off. Repeat this three times per day for several weeks.

–        Instead, create a mix by adding one quarter teaspoon of organic honey with the same amount of lemon juice. Apply it on skin and let it sit on at least 15 minutes before rinsing it off. Do a few times per week until your blemishes disappear.

In other way, you can also combine together two teaspoons of tomato juice and lemon juice. Adding the same part of oatmeal if you want and rub the mixture on your skin. Wait for it about 15 minutes before clear it out. Reapply this routine, or three times per week for until you see encouraging results.

Having a suitable treatment for blemishes is the best choice to make sure that they don’t survive to attack you.

Infographic - How To Get Rid Of Blemishes

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Author’s bio: This article is written by Rose Emma – Senior Editor of Authority Remedies. She works as a health care expert in the field of Nutrition and Health for over 2 years after trained in Food and Nutrition Dietetics at Bluffton University. With all the experience she accumulates since college, she provides people with useful information about nutrition as well as helps them with their common health problems.