Facts about alcohol that will shock you

It only takes one hour - It only takes the human body one hour to process one standard-sized drink. So imagine what binge-drinking two or three drinks during the same time frame does to your body.

It triggers dopamine - In the brain, alcohol triggers the release of dopamine, a neurotransmitter that’s associated with pleasure and satisfaction. Which explains why people get so happy after a glass or two.

Binge-drinking is bad - For women, four or more drinks in two hours is considered binge drinking. For men, it’s five or more drinks in two hours. Some negative effects include anxiety issues and an increased risk of breast cancer.

Fewer colds - Studies have found that drinking a moderate amount of white or red wine can lower the risk of developing a cold.

Muscle up! - Muscles absorb alcohol faster than fat. This means that people who have more muscles and less body fat have a higher alcohol tolerance.

It contains ethanol - Alcoholic beverages actually contain ethanol, or ethyl alcohol. It's the only type of alcohol that you can drink that doesn't cause serious damage to your body.