To your health

While you drink for health, alcohol is certainly not good for your body or mind. It is the most widely available drug and is as destructive as heroin when it causes addiction, including persolity disorder and dementia. On the other hand, limiting your alcohol intake will reward you with a host of pleasant health benefits.

How to reduce alcohol consumption?

● Decide how many drinks you will have in the evening. Don’t cross it.

● Track your total alcohol consumption. Don’t be fooled, beer and soft drinks count too.

● Have a few “sober” days a week.

● When you drink alcohol, drink soft drinks at the same time. After each alcoholic drink, take a break and have one non-alcoholic drink.

● Do not drink hard alcohol. Opt for low-alcohol drinks

best sleep

Alcohol disrupts the sleep mechanism. According to Petr Popov, head of the rcological clinic at the Main University Hospital in Prague, due to the sedative effect of ethyl alcohol in the first phase, a general depression with a rapid onset and a predomince of non-REM sleep will be induced. . During it, first there is a significant relaxation of the muscles, after which, on the contrary, muscle spasms and muscle rigidity may occur.

In the second phase, on the contrary, suppressed REM sleep appears, but it is shallow and during it a person wakes up more easily. In addition, alcohol has a diuretic effect, which can also wake the sleeper.

Be careful with sweets!

If you significantly reduce your alcohol intake, you may develop a sweet tooth. Subconsciously, you will be trying to replace one source of dopamine (a substance that causes pleasant sensations in the brain, relaxing and calming) for another. If you do this, you will replace alcohol calories with “sugar” calories and, of course, you can forget about losing weight.

weight loss

Alcohol has a lot of empty calories, and at the same time, it also causes the loss of inhibitions and the feeling of hunger. In addition, it disrupts the functioning of the liver. This leads to the deposition of fat in the liver and subsequent fatty liver. Their functiolity will decrease and there will be a risk of chronic inflammation of the liver and cirrhosis of the liver. At the same time, there is a general accumulation of fat in the human body.

best skin

Drinking alcohol leads to dehydration of the skin, and therefore, to the deterioration of its condition. After quitting alcohol, you may notice an improvement in skin problems such as redness on the cheeks and around the nose, dandruff, eczema, or rosacea.