By: K. Aleisha Fetters
Chung JamieDon't mix your liquors, drink whiskey before beer, have a glass of water between drinks-you know the drill. But knowing more than the conventional wisdom when it comes to potent potations can mean the difference between looking like your bar's resident heavyweight and going home early to fight a hellacious hangover.
Here, five surprising science-backed ways to help you hold your liquor better.
Ditch the Diet Mixers
Mix your booze with diet versus regular soda and your blood alcohol content will shoot up an extra 18 percent, according to a new study published in Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. What gives? Without sugar and calories in your glass (and stomach), alcohol beelines its way into your bloodstream. We aren't condoning any fructose-filled beverages here, but a few calories can go a long way towards keeping you off of the karaoke stage.
Even "non-smokers" have a hard time