Is Coffee Good After Drinking Alcohol?

Not at all. Caffeine may make you feel slightly more alert, but it has no effect on your blood alcohol level or the way your body eliminates alcohol.

When combined with caffeine, alcohol's depressant effects can be mitigated, causing drinkers to feel more alert than they would otherwise.

It's critical to understand that coffee cannot undo the effects of alcohol. Coffee cannot 'administer sobriety.' It does not eliminate alcohol from the body.

Caffeine causes your blood vessels to constrict and your blood pressure to rise and this could make the problem worse. 

How about a cup of coffee or tea an hour or two before your booze? Caffeine can remain in your system for five to six hours, though it gradually decreases in concentration over time.

If you consume caffeine within a few hours of drinking alcohol, you still risk experiencing only a portion of the alcohol's effects.

However, you should keep in mind that the caffeine content of beverages such as coffee and tea varies significantly depending on their preparation method.

While drinking 16 ounces of cold-brew coffee prior to booze is not a good idea. Both alcohol and caffeine are diuretics, which means they cause you to urinate more frequently. As a result, dehydration is a possibility when caffeine and alcohol are combined.

In general, it is best to avoid the combination of alcohol and caffeine. However, if you enjoy an occasional rum and Coke or like to wake up with a cup of coffee before going out, keep an eye on your alcohol consumption.

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By: Douglas

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