Does Alcohol Really Keep You Warm?

by 1389 on March 26, 2014

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Published on Mar 25, 2014 by SciShow

As if you needed any more proof that alcohol just makes weird stuff happen, Quick Questions explains why alcohol can make you /feel/ warm, when it’s actually making your body colder. You’ll never think of brandy the same way again!
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The bottom line…Coffee!

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Instead of alcohol, SciShow endorses hot chocolate for beleaguered folks looking for comfort in cold weather. Hot chocolate is fine if your body can digest the dairy products and cope with the added sweeteners, but hot chocolate isn’t for everyone. I prefer a cup of unsweetened black coffee or hot tea for mental alertness, along with broth or soup containing proteins and fats to keep my motor running in the cold. But once I’m safely indoors next to a crackling fireplace or a properly functioning heater, I find that a cup of wine or a shot of spirits is just the thing to help me thaw out more quickly.

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