Filipinos treasure relationship even with people they don’t know and having a good drink with them is also one of our ways to build a relationship but there is always a catch. Let’s just say that not a lot of people have high alcohol tolerance.
Especially for women, since most of them weigh lesser than men, they have less water in their bodies. Which means their alcohol blood concentration is higher than men.
But don’t worry girl! We got you covered. Here are some tips to survive those all night drinking escapades.
1. EAT. EAT.
There’s a saying in the Philippines when someone is eating all the food or in this case the “Pulutan” (Appetizers). They would yell “Ginagawa mong kanin yung pulutan” (You’re eating the appetizers like a bowl of rice).
Well it’s because it’s a strategy to increase your alcohol tolerance. Food can delay the absorption of alcohol into your blood stream, especially foods that are rich in fats and proteins.
Photo from: Pulutan Club
Since alcohol is diuretic that can lead to dehydration and hangovers. A dehydrated brain is a dysfunctional brain. In this case, water will be a life saver. Make sure to drink water in between drinks.
Although this could increase your visits to the comfort room it is a sure way of decreasing your chances of getting drunk.
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If you’re feeling woozy by all the alcohol consumption, you may opt to rest a little. Getting out of the circle could also be a good way of letting the alcohol flow through from your brain down to the comfort room.
Make sure to be in a windy spot. It will enhance your consciousness and can make you feel relaxed.
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Bonus tip: Eat yeast. Yes! You read it right. before the party you may opt to take a teaspoon of yeast and it can make you a drinking-god. You can also mix it with yogurt.
It has an enzyme called alcohol dehydrogenase which breaks down alcohol into carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen. So with this enzyme in the system, the body will be able to break down alcohol before it gets into the bloodstream and affect our brains.