Drinking whiskey could help relieve your man flu symptoms

funny shit 25/01/2019

Good news lads - we've just been given another excuse to drink whiskey. It's for our health, we swear. 

That man flu can hit hard, and we aren't immune to it in summer unfortunately. But some scientists from the Vanderbilt University Medical Center have given us some great news: whiskey can help relieve those bloody awful cold symptoms. 

Dr. William Shaffner says: "It would not have an effect on the virus itself, but its effect on the body can possibly give you some modest symptom relief. The alcohol dilates blood vessels a little bit, and that makes it easier for your mucus membranes to deal with the infection." 

Sounds good to us. Plus you'll be a bit pissed, so that's always a plus.

The best way to take your whiskey to help relieve your symptoms is in the form of a hot toddy - hot water to relieve your congestion, and honey and lemon to soothe your sore throat. Just mix a shot or two of whiskey with a few teaspoons of honey, 200ml of hot water and a splash of lemon juice. 

While it's tempting to just go all out, it's not advised to just get fully pissed to cure yourself: "We would not recommend going out and drinking 30 bottles of beer every day to ward off the flu," Dr Shaffner said. 

Yeah, we probably wouldn't recommend a hangover on top of the flu. But a couple whiskeys definitely won't hurt.