Nothing beats an ice cold beer on a hot day, right?
Wrong. New York City’s commissioner of the Department of Health Mary Bassett wants everyone to know that alcohol and caffeine are diuretics that can make dehydration even worse on hot days like the ones the city is currently facing. And sadly, beer specifically got called out as a no-no.
“We’ve heard how important it is to stay hydrated. Avoid alcohol, caffeine. Water is the best beverage for staying hydrated. Beer is not,” Bassett said during a press conference on yesterday. It’s practical advice, but why single out beer? Why not admonish frozen margaritas? They’re the most deceptive because they’re literally made of freezing cold ice!