Why Can You Drink More Beer Than Water?
Beer Is a Diuretic
The answer is because beer and alcohol are diuretics. A diuretic is something that causes you to urinate.
Drinking alcohol inhibits the release of a hormone called vasopressin, which is also know as anti-diuretic hormone (ADH). This causes the kidneys to release more water and make you urinate more. The body becomes dehydrated and you become thirsty, feeling the urge to drink more. And if you're only drinking beer, it becomes a cycle of drinking beer and peeing until the beer money runs out.
Dehydration Causes Hangovers
This dehydrating effect is also one of the causes of hangovers, which is why proper hydration is important in combating hangover symptoms. This is done by using electrolytes to help hydrate the body.
Drinking Too Much Water or Beer Can Be Harmful
However, consuming too much water is harmful and can even be deadly. Over hydration is linked to water intoxication. This condition occurs your body's salt levels become very low and your kidneys are unable to process and urinate the excess liquid out fast enough.
Drinking too much beer can also be hazardous to your health, so always drink in moderation. But when consumed in moderation, it turns out beer can also provide health benefits. Check out our blog posts - What Are the Benefits of Drinking Beer for Men?
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