Strong tea can sober up, which is well known in China. So why does strong tea have a good sobering effect?
After drinking, people mainly rely on the function of alcohol hydrolase in human liver to hydrolyze alcohol into carbon dioxide and water. In this process of hydrolysis, vitamin C is needed as a catalyst.
If the supply of vitamin C in the body is insufficient when drinking, the detoxification effect of liver will be weakened gradually, which may lead to alcoholism.
Drinking and smoking at the same time will accelerate arteriosclerosis and decrease the content of vitamin C in the body, thus aggravating the drunkenness.
Therefore, drinking several cups of strong green tea or oolong tea on the banquet or after drinking, on the one hand, can supplement vitamin C, timely hydrolysis of alcohol, to prevent drunkenness and even alcoholism. On the other hand, caffeine in tea has diuretic effect, which can make alcohol quickly discharged from the body.
Drunk people often have dizziness, headache and uncoordinated body functions due to the paralysis of brain nerves. Drinking strong tea can stimulate the paralyzed central nervous system of the brain, effectively promote metabolism, and thus play the role of sobering up.
In China, tea polyphenols have been developed as the main component of the sobering agent, which can be taken before drinking in restaurants.