Why do we crave beer after a stressful day?

Why does beer make us feel better after a stressful day? “The mere taste of your favourite beer (15 millilitres – not enough to get any effects of the alcohol) produces an increase in dopamine … as well as an increased desire to drink more beer.” Dopamine is a neurotransmitter, a chemical released by neurons in our brain to send signals to other neurons, and it plays a major role in that rewarding feeling.

Read more at the Guardian blog here!


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