M. L. Chazottes talks about the absorption of alcohol by the body, How To Spot The Danger Point In Drinking, (January). While he offers suggestions to control the rate and nature of intake and absorption, he insists that once the alcohol is in the system nothing can speed up its processing by the liver. However, at the recent international symposium on the clinical and metabolical aspects of laevulose (fructose) it was pointed out that fructose is the only sugar that can speed the removal of alcohol from the blood through the liver. Honey is one of the cheapest and most readily available sources of fructose. Boozers would be better to switch to a few spoonfuls of honey for a nightcap.
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