It’s Friday again! And if you’re looking for a good excuse to drink, you’ve come to the right page (although, does one ever really need a reason to get drunk?). Alcohol can achieve more than just sad dance moves and bad jokes, it can help you with these too:
HELP PREVENT COLDS
ColdTissueIf you’re sniffling tonight and are thinking that it is a bad time to indulge in a bit of social juice, let me just stop you there. Drink one of these remedial recipes, and you should be as good as new tomorrow:
Mix one shot of whiskey or brandy with warm lemon juice, and stir some sugar or honey into the mixture. Drink while its warm.
Brew a hot cup of your favourite tea, add a shot of spiced rum, and add honey to taste.
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HELP ELEVATE TOOTH ACHES
man-pulling-tooth-outSprouting a toothache in the middle of work can be a real b*tch. Prolong a trip to the dentist by rubbing some Vodka on the affected tooth, and voila! Be done with it. If your toothache is still there then it might be beyond alcohol’s help. Make an appointment with your dental practitioner. They give you candy and stuff. [image via toothacheselfhelp.com/]
HELP WITH INSOMNIA
Insomnia-Electronic-CigarettesIf I have to explain this point, you probably need to get out more often. A glass or two of wine before hitting the sack usually helps you get a good nights sleep. Any more and the effects would be adverse. Oh and we totally include spontaneously crying babies in this list. A naughty drop of whiskey with their bed time bottle of milk would benefit more than one person’s sleep. Just don’t do it so often (for obvious reasons). [image via lecithin.us]
ACTS AS A DIGESTIF
funny_frog3Feeling like a python after that rich feast you just had? Alcohols such as brandies, liqueurs, and fortified wines can be taken after meals as a digestive aid, to get your digestive juices flowing into work. Some finer (and usually French) restaurants serve this at the end of your meal, and is referred to as a digestif (no, it is not a typo – don’t embarrass yourself). [image via bajiroo.com]
HELP YOU LIVE LONGER
Studies have shown that moderate drinkers outlive non-drinkers, that is, they tend to live longer than those who abstain from alcohol. The key word here is moderate, though (sorry Lindsay Lohan), which classifies as 1-2 glasses per day, although the mortality rate of heavy drinkers are only slightly better than abstainers. So, you decide.
“That’s right, we are kinda drunk!”
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