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What Would Happen If You Give Up Alcohol For A Month

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Numerous people intend to reduce their alcohol use for a while as new year draws closer, and it turns out that having this goal has many advantages. You are not alone in making a resolution to have an alcohol reset or to stop drinking permanently; this path has numerous benefits.

Even if you don't drink frequently but like the occasional glass of wine or beer, you can still reap the rewards of a dry January. Personally, I believe that anyone who enjoys drinking can benefit greatly from an occasional dry month. If you still don't trust me, consider what others are saying (including science.)

1. More sound sleep

Contrary to popular belief, alcohol does not make you asleep for the whole of the night. Your body starts creating stimulants as soon as you nod off to combat the alcohol, which lowers the quality of your sleep. If you've ever had a night of drinking and woken up at three in the morning, you understand precisely what I mean.

2. You feel more hydrated.

Additionally, because alcohol is a diuretic, it makes you urinate almost all of the fluid in your body. As a result, it causes you to get dehydrated, which can persist for days following even a mild drinking night. This is detrimental to your skin's appearance as well as your kidney and brain function.

3. Your liver gets a break.

Your liver is limited in what it can accomplish while metabolizing alcohol. This may lead to fatty liver or a backlog of fat in your liver. If you consume enough alcohol over time, particularly if you eat a lot of fatty foods, you may develop cirrhosis or fatty liver disease. Even a 30-day sabbatical for your body can help you avoid this.

4. Your risk of heart disease is reduced.

Dehydrogenases are chemical enzymes that the liver creates as part of the alcohol metabolism process. Additionally, when we consume too much alcohol, the enzyme can result in free radicals that oxidize the bad cholesterol and cause it to accumulate in our arteries. That can be avoided by making some temporary reductions.

5. Easy weight loss.

And because alcohol contains a lot of calories, it raises our calorie intake, which results in weight gain. Alcohol is processed by the liver even without the calories, which prefers alcohol to fat. When this occurs, the fact that we just ate is kept as opposed to being burned or used as fuel. Cutting back will probably cause unexpected weight loss, especially if you drink frequently, but even if you only drink once a week.

6. Less depression and anxiety.

Alcohol is a depressant even though most people drink it to feel happy. And once the feeling of pleasure associated with inhibition wears off, we are left with the depressive effects that lower our mood.

7. Better digestion

My favorite justification could be the intestinal reset that abstaining from alcohol offers. Drinking excessively destroys the lining of our stomachs and makes it more difficult for our bodies to properly digest food. It also prevents our body's digestive enzymes from working as they should. As a result, we get bloated, gassy, and miserable.

8. Improved resistance.

Drinking alcohol can quickly alter our gut flora, making it far more difficult for us to fight against illness, infection, and disease. Reducing our intake, even temporarily, can assist the gut flora reset and boost our immunity.

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