The Myth: Puking helps you sober up and prevents hangovers. Theoretically, getting rid of alcohol that hasn’t yet been digested (read: vomiting) means it won’t be absorbed by the body and can’t contribute to tomorrow morning’s headache.
The Fact:Alcohol absorption into the bloodstream begins almost immediately, so getting rid of the likely small amount in vomit probably won’t make much of a difference—if you’re already at that point, there’s likely already too much alcohol in the body’s system to escape that hangover the next day.
Check out this easy, delicious, and healthy recipe for Carrot Cashew Spread from Whole Foods! This spread is equally good with whole grain crackers or as a quick breakfast when spread on toasted slices of whole grain bread.
Now that it’s getting hotter, don’t forget to put on your sunscreen! The American Cancer Society recommends sunscreens with broad spectrum protection (against both UVA and UVB rays) and with sun protection factor (SPF) values of 30 or higher.
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It’s #FriskyFriday! Don’t forget to have a couple of extra condoms handy in case one breaks. Condoms are available at UCSD Student Health!
Sometimes I find myself asking, why should I drink green tea when I can drink coffee? What’s so healthy about it? Well, green tea has a high concentration of EGCG which may help against free radicals that can contribute to cancer, heart disease, and clogged arteries.
Here are some of the benefits of green tea:
Interfere with the growth of bladder, breast, lung, stomach, pancreatic and colorectal cancers
Prevent clogging of arteries
Counteract oxidative stress on the brain
Reduce risk of neurological disorders like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases
Reduce risk of Stroke
Improve cholesterol levels
So what are you waiting for? Go out and brew yourself a great cup of tea!