As if we need another reason to continue drinking beer- researchers from Switzerland have confirmed that drinking a single glass of beer can make you more sociable, therefore happier. When the research group drank alcoholic beer, compared to those who drank non-alcoholic beer, their desire to be with others, in a happy, talkative and open environment increased. Participants also were able to recognize happy faces more quickly and the beer enhanced their emotional empathy.
“Although many people drink beer and know its effects through personal experience, there is surprisingly little scientific data on its effects on the processing of emotional and social information.” We all now that feelings when the buzz from drinking hits you and you just want to befriend everyone within the same vicinity of you. It’s like a magical potion that makes work events, dates, family gatherings or any other uncomfortable situation 100x better. When ingested in moderation, beer is a perfect way to ease that social anxiety (just don’t over do it, no one likes a sloppy drunk).
So there you have it. Drink beer and be happy!!