Gin?

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  1. misterwogan

    misterwogan Senior Stratmaster

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    My question is: Why is it that when I drink say; six 500ml cans of 5% beer (that's 15 units of alcohol) I can feel just a teeny bit woozy the following morning - and yet, if I drink ten large measures of Gin and Tonic (that's 20 units of alcohol) I feel bright and breezy the following morning, with no ill-effects whatsoever?

    Alcohol is alcohol. But what's in the beer that isn't in the Gin? Well the only thing that I can think of is Carbs. So maybe it's the carbs which are bad for you and not the alcohol?

    Now before you all pile in and start talking about my liver, remember that I'm Irish. Last week I had a series of blood tests including a liver function test, the result of which I'm happy to share.

    So here's to my next Gin & Tonic! (which will be in about five minutes).

    Liver Test.png
     
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    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon

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    Gas. They put enough nitrogen in the cans to give you the bends...
     
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    Stratafied Most Honored Senior Member

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    Gin kills brain cells.
     
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    There are bubbles in my slimline tonic...
     
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    And the Gin wins again!
     
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    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985

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    I think carbs are really bad in general. I try to minimize them and have lost about 40 lbs and don't feel as tired and weighed down.
     
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    I agree entirely. I've lost 4 kilos in the last month, partly because I switched from beer to gin.
     
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    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985

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    I find that at my current age (54) if I drink any alcohol I fell like deep fried dog poop for the next two days. So I don't drink much these days.
     
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    misterwogan Senior Stratmaster

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    Not Irish then?
     
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    I cut it out entirely for the most part (rare that I drink anymore) that also made me feel a lot better in general. Congrats on the weight loss.
     
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    I mainly eat almonds when I need healthy carbs and I eat as many as it takes to make me feel full. Definitely a great thing for your health. Also not eating after 8 unless it is almonds.
     
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    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985

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    LOL

    Actually about a quarter Irish from my mom's side, but I guess that's not enough to inherit the drinkin' gene.
     
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    No, a quarter doesn't work - you gotta be the full measure to enjoy all of the benefits.
     
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    Mouse The Knees of Rock

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    Gin for the win! That’s another gift I’ve received from the Brits from the years working with them. I think they’ve been slowly anglicizing me. :thumb:
     
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    Yup, but of all the nuts, almonds are the ones you should only get organic, if you aren’t getting organic, chances are they have been hit with pesticides. Food for thought ;)
     
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    Pretty much only drink wine now. One before dinner one with dinner and then one to sip doing whatever I’m doing with the rest of the evening is pretty typical.
     
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    Maybe you're allergic to the hops or something? Or if you're drinking on tap, have they been cleaning out the hoses properly?

    I know people like that, it's not the alcohol, it's the other stuff, they have proper allergies to hops. Whereas hard liquor burns cleaner.