‘BeerQuil’ Still Sounds Better than Cough Syrup – Study Suggests Beer Could Be a Decent Cold Medicine

It’s a myth many a drinking age invalid has heard over the course of their illustrious drinking careers. “Of course you can still drink when you’re sick, alcohol kills the bacteria!”

Well, it turns out our lushy buddies might actually be onto something.

According to a new study by scientists at (of course) Sapporo Medical University, beer contains a magic ingredient that’s proven highly effective in blocking the virus that causes pneumonia and bronchitis in children, and various cold-like symptoms in adults.

Of course, you’d have to down about 30 cans of the stuff in order for the magicky bit, humulone, to have any effect. But think of it this way: you’re literally drinking to your health.

I for one have been sick for a week now and am willing to try anything that doesn’t taste like rotten cherries and ass.


via Consumerist

By Dominique Zamora

Dominique would be a foodie if she had money to pay for food. For now, she gets by just looking at food photography, which results in at least one more starving journalism student every time Instagram breaks down.

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