Your drink doesn’t have to be bursting into flames for it to be dangerous to your body. Although, it’s not uncommon for an ER department to receive the occasional burn patient who tried to down a flaming shot without blowing it out first. Below you will find 3 more common drinks that can prove to be extremely dangerous.
Top 3 Dangerous Alcoholic Drinks
Jack and Diet Coke
This has been a long-standing popular drink. What most people fail to realize is that mixing hard liquor with diet soda is a dangerous combination. While it’s true that sugar can slow down the absorption of alcohol in our bodies, the artificial sweeteners found in diet soda will actually ease the alcohol into your small intestine. By adding the diet soda you are going to experience blood alcohol concentrations that are 18% higher than if you were drinking straight hard liquor.
Another highly popular drink is the Red Bull & Vodka. A highly caffeinated energy drink such as Red Bull will offset the sedative in alcohol. This allows you to consume large quantities of Red Bull & Vodka without feeling like you’re about to fall on your face. Which is exactly why it has become so popular. The problem is, regardless of how you feel, your motor skills and ability to make rational decisions is still heavily impaired by the Vodka, making you more likely to attempt driving or take part in other dangerous activities while intoxicated.
It’s common for liquor to contain congeners, a natural yet subtly toxic byproduct produced in the fermenting process. Most distilled liquors contain these congeners. However, you will find that dark liquors such as whiskey and bourbon are filled to the brim with them. In fact they contain about 30 times as many congeners compared to clear liquor such as vodka and gin. Something that is definitely not good for you to slam back all night and will most likely result in an extremely huge hangover in the morning.
Are you worried about yourself or a loved one developing a drinking problem? At ARCpoint Labs of Elk Grove Village, we are more than happy to answer any questions or provide your family with more information.