People’s daily (China): what will be the consequences of trying to cool off with a cold beer in the summer heat?

Among beer lovers there is a saying that “a summer without beer is no good.” It is believed that a cold beer is very refreshing in the heat and quenches thirst. Some people like to gather with friends over a glass of beer. According to them, this not only helps to cool the heat, but relieves the tension. This raises the question of whether beer saves you from the heat?

Many believe that refreshing cold beer. In fact, those same properties and room temperature beer. According to “Sanican of shibao” in the process of production of beer special apparatus, by compression under high pressure fills the drink with carbon dioxide, making the beer bubbles appear. These bubbles is carbon dioxide. Since the pressure of air in the stomach is much lower than in a bottle of beer and the temperature higher, while carbon dioxide is not absorbed in the digestive tract, so when swallowed, it will stand out from the body by belching or other ways. At this time, from the body also displays warmth, resulting in and creates a feeling of coolness.

Although the consumption of beer helps to quench the thirst in the heat, in fact it is deceptive and temporary. National public nutritionist second category Gong Hongbin in his interview to the newspaper “BAIHUA of shibao” said that drinking cold beer in hot weather can even have a negative impact on health. Chilled beer disrupts the stomach, why can appear the discomfort in the upper abdomen, fatigue and other unpleasant symptoms. And drinking beer in large amounts can cause bitter taste in mouth, bad breath, functional disorder of the stomach and other diseases.

It should also be noted that, despite the low alcohol content in beer, to get involved they should not, otherwise it may cause serious harm to the body. According to “Senmin of shibao,” excessive consumption of beer can lead to the following negative consequences:

1. Diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. Regular consumption of beer will damage gastric mucosa, which can lead to gastritis and peptic ulcer disease, and cause discomfort in the abdomen, bloating and acid reflux.

2. The disruption of the heart. Although beer is the alcoholic drink, by drinking large amounts of alcohol will gradually accumulate in the body and affect the heart, causing tachycardia, arrhythmia and other symptoms.

3. The formation of kidney stones and gout. Wort not only contains calcium and oxalic acid but also guanilnucleotide acid, which increases the amount of uric acid in the body, which can lead to the formation of kidney stones and cause gout.

In addition, many people like to mix alcohol with other drinks such as beer with sprite. However, according to information carbonated drinks release carbon dioxide gas from the stomach and accelerate the absorption of ethanol, as a result the person gets drunk faster. Therefore, it should not do.