Tuesday, January 12, 2010

does alcohol keep you warm?

Some people think that alcohol is the best way to beat the cold.
A pocketbottle with whisky belongs as much to their winteroutfit as gloves.

Alcohol provides a burning sensation when you pour it inside you.
Because it opens the veins your blood runs faster through your body and that gives you a warm feeling.

But all that blood that's running jubilant through your veins is exposed to the cold and because of that it soon acts as a cooling liquid and your core temperature lowers a lot faster than when your body keeps your veins as much away from the cold as possible.

So be careful when you drink alcohol.

The mechanism that protects your body against the cold doesn't work properly when used.


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