usually refers to relieving excessive drinking reactions, such as headache, vomiting, dyskinesia, slow reaction and so on. This kind of visible and palpable reaction can only be shown if the “antialcoholic substance” is quickly absorbed and plays a role. After entering the human body,

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alcohol will be converted into acetaldehyde, then converted into acetic acid, and finally decomposed into carbon dioxide and water and converted into fat. If you don’t drink a lot of alcohol, the process works well, and the body won’t react too much. On the contrary, if a large amount of alcohol is drunk in a short time and exceeds the processing capacity of this assembly line, some intermediate products will accumulate. Most people are acetaldehyde into acetic acid that step of “idle”, leading to the increase of acetaldehyde content in the body. The human body is more sensitive to acetaldehyde than alcohol, so he blushes and feels dizzy. His hands and feet don’t listen to himself.

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need to strengthen the operation of this assembly line to “detoxify”. There are dozens of substances in tea, the most important of which are antioxidants such as caffeine and tea polyphenols. However, these ingredients can not help the operation of this “alcohol metabolism pipeline”. In fact, it’s not just tea that doesn’t work. So far, scientists haven’t found anything to boost the flow. However, this does not mean that drinking tea has no effect on drinking. We know that alcohol can make people dizzy, weak and dysfunctional, while caffeine can stimulate excitement and wakefulness. Tea contains a lot of caffeine, is it possible to “fight” the drunken reaction? There are still many studies in this area. For example, a study published in 2006 “alcoholism: clinical and experimental research” published that after drinking the same wine, people who drink sports drinks at the same time have significantly lower “signs of drunkenness” as headache, weakness, dry mouth and dyskinesia. Sports drinks contain caffeine, and this “antagonism” of sports drinks is attributed to caffeine. However, people will determine whether they have “drunk too much” according to these subjective feelings. This “antagonistic effect” interferes with the body’s judgment on the amount of alcohol in the body, thus unconsciously drinking more. Because statistics support this conclusion, the United States has even banned the use of caffeine in alcoholic beverages. The

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study also tested exercise sensitivity in experimental volunteers. The results showed that although caffeine made people who drank the same amount of alcohol “better”, it did not help restore exercise sensitivity. A regular cup of tea contains less caffeine than a cup of coffee, but the caffeine content of tea is closely related to the tea itself, tea volume, water temperature and brewing time. The caffeine content in a cup of “strong tea” should not be underestimated. Obviously, the effect of tea (or caffeine) is also related to the amount and constitution of people. Different experiments may lead to inconsistent results. For example, more than one study asked volunteers to drink different amounts of alcohol and compare their ability to simulate driving with and without caffeine. The results showed that even a small amount of alcohol drinking, braking reaction time will be greatly prolonged. If it’s within China’s “alcohol driving” range (i.e. alcohol test results are less than 0.08%), then caffeine can help. A study published in 2001 in the journal Drug and alcohol dependence found that such help was limited. After eating caffeine, the braking reaction time was significantly shorter than that without drinking, but even if 400 mg of caffeine (equivalent to 3 to 4 cups of coffee) was consumed, the braking time was significantly longer than that without drinking. The caffeine content in tea is often lower than that in coffee. Even strong tea needs to drink a lot to get enough caffeine. Therefore, for the sake of safety, “drinking without driving” is the most sensible choice. The metabolism of

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caffeine in the body will be affected by alcohol, and caffeine will accumulate more in the body. It’s more likely that the body is in an excited state to drink coffee. If you want to fall asleep as soon as possible after drinking wine, drinking tea will do you a disservice.

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tea contains not only caffeine, but also a lot of antioxidants. What are the effects of these ingredients on drinking? Under the action of a large number of other aldehydes, the metabolism of superoxide anion in the body is not smooth. Superoxide anion can cause a series of oxidation reactions, which eventually damage cell membrane, protein and DNA. The function of antioxidants is to stop this kind of peroxidation reaction, so as to protect the cell vitality. The damage and protection of

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are not immediate, but the result of long-term effect, so they have no obvious effect on “anti alcohol”. But for long-term drinkers, this protective effect may have considerable value. In 2004, Polish scientists published an experiment in “food and chemical toxicology”: rats were divided into four groups: the control group was perfused with normal saline every day; the tea group drank tea freely and perfused with normal saline; the alcohol group drank alcohol into the stomach every day and gradually increased the perfusion amount; the tea plus alcohol group drank tea freely every day, and the perfusion was the same as that of the third group Amount of alcohol. Four weeks later, the poor mice were sacrificed to analyze many indicators related to oxidation and antioxidation in their liver, blood and brain. The results showed that compared with the control group, both tea and alcohol changed many indexes, and the direction of change of alcohol and tea was often opposite. The most important result is that in the tea and alcohol group, the indicators are closer to the control group, and the effect is more obvious in the liver and blood than in the brain.

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are based on the theory that “alcohol increases the oxidative stress in the body”. Polish scientists interpret this research as follows: alcohol increases the oxygen free radicals in the body, while antioxidants in tea help to eliminate, thus making the body closer to the state of not drinking.

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should be noted that this study only said that “if you have to drink a lot, then regular tea drinking may help reduce the oxidative damage caused by alcohol.”. But, after all, it’s just an animal experiment. Is it true in humans? How much tea do you need to drink to have a similar protective effect I don’t know. and

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