Does booze kill gut bacteria?
Your stomach contains an entire ecosystem of bacteria, without which you couldn’t live. These bacteria help break down and digest your food, so it’s in your best interest to keep them healthy. Now everyone knows that alcohol kills bacteria––after all, you put rubbing alcohol on a wound, right? So does drinking alcohol kill that guy bacteria? Actually, no. There are different kinds of alcohol and what you ingest from beer or wine can actually help your gut bacteria biome by killing off only the bad stuff.
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