I rarely drink beer, but was offered to split a beer with another guest and so I did. Shortly after that I consumed two Margaritas. I was very surprised to notice in the bathroom mirror that my face was not flushed! (Alcohol and citrus are just two of many triggers that cause my face to flush and burn.)
Then, very coincidentally a week later, I happened to see a documentary on beer and breweries. Specifically mentioned in the documentary: Hops in beer acts as an anti-inflammatory!
I have happily experimented with this over the past couple of months and found by having a beer first reduced the redness considerably when I actually did have another type of alcoholic drink.
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