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Alcohol

Many ancient civilisations independently discovered alcohol. It can be made by fermenting any sugary or starchy food such as grains, honey or fruit juice. Mead, an alcoholic drink made from honey, has been around since 8000 BC. Small amounts of alcohol make you relax, increase your appetite and relieve anxiety. It is thought to work by exaggerating the actions of some neurotransmitters in the brain.

Mead, an alcoholic drink made from honey, has been around since 8000 BC.
Mead, an alcoholic drink made from honey, has been around since 8000 BC.
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