You better think twice before drinking excessively during this holiday season as alcohol has been found to affect more than just your liver.
While a lot of people do know that excessive drinking can affect your liver, most people don’t know that it has a lot of adverse effects on your body, including reducing the size of your brain.
We need to take a moment and think about our health
The holidays are a time for celebration, spending time with friends and family, and just having fun. For others, their idea of having fun would be to go out drinking with their friends, however excessive drinking has a lot of negative effects on our health, so we really do need to take a moment and think about our health, and think about our habits that can have a negative impact.
Drinking moderately actually means drinking either 12 ounces of beer, five ounces of wine, or 1.5 ounces of distilled spirits like gin, vodka, or whiskey in a single day. Some people confuse drinking moderately with simply “not getting drunk.” This can be very problematic as studies have shown that anything beyond the moderate amount can damage our livers.
Additionally, the more alcohol we drink, the smaller our brains get. The dendrites, or signal receivers in our brains, are directly affected whenever we drink alcohol. The more booze we drink, the more connections are lost in the brain.
Our health is very important
This is why we need to think about our alcohol intake, most especially during times of celebration or during the holidays. There are a lot of other ways wherein we can celebrate the holidays with our loved ones while avoiding drinking excessive amounts of alcohol.
We simply have to enjoy the company of our friends, family, and all of our loved ones during the holidays. Because after all, that’s what the holidays are for.
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