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Drinking beer makes people happy.
And now it's scientifically proven.
German scientists recently looked at 13,000 different food elements to see which was the best at stimulating the reward centre of the brain.
The top of that list: brewskies.
The golden beverage contains hordenine, an alkaloid (organic compound) contained in malted barley...
“It came as a bit of surprise that a substance in beer activates the dopamine D2 receptor...
It's a concept that scientists call hedonic hunger or pleasure eating. The happiness effect is a result of dopamine, a neurotransmitter.
According to the German scientists, beer stimulates the brain's reward centre where the dopamine D2 receptor is contained.
While beer connoisseurs will toast to these findings, remember that the over consumption of booze still can negatively affect your health.
originally posted by: TEOTWAWKIAIFF
I try and not touch the stuff myself... makes my fingers sticky!!
I mostly live off beer. Rocket fuel, you know.
Plus it breaks my determination not to order pizza or other takeout food! Makes tinfoil hats redundant too!!!
originally posted by: Akragon
a reply to: intrepid
yeah it does!!
tested and proven with the GF... she drinks wine and she gets all snipity
Gin, and its the same thing
recently she started having a pint with me... No more snarky attitude
originally posted by: intrepid
Even though I can't drink alcohol I can still get into the happy:
Malted barley is the second ingredient after water. And it's damn tasty too.