Only A Taste Of Beer Can Trigger A Rush Of Chemical Reactions In The Brain
How much beer does it take to trigger a chemical reaction in your brain? Science now says it only takes a small sip.
If you take just a sip of beer, moments later a surge in the levels of the neurotransmitter dopamine enter your brain. Only from a sip! Only one sip will make you feel real good, at least according to The Smithsonian:
Scientists have long known that part of the reason alcohol induces pleasure is that intoxication leads to the release of dopamine, which is associated with the use of other drugs (as well as sleep and sex) and acts as a reward for the brain. But new research suggests that, for some people, intoxication isn’t necessary: Simply the taste of beer alone can provoke a release of the neurotransmitter within minutes.”
So you don’t have to drink 10,000 things in one night to feel real good, science says it only takes one sip…. One verrrrrrry big sip.
Beer Break April 16th 2013