Alcohol consumption poses many health risks. However, for most of us there is no occasion without drinking, and very often we even overdo it.
As a result of alcohol abuse, our body becomes dehydrated because it blocks the release of antidiuretic hormones, which help regulate the body's water balance .
Excessive amounts of alcohol also dilate blood vessels beneath the surface of the skin, which can cause blood vessels in the nose and cheeks to rupture .
According to a number of studies, moderate alcohol consumption also has health benefits , and under "moderate"consumption is understood: red wine - a glass, beer - a small, liqueur - a glass - for women. This amount multiplied, but only 2 - for men!
We can also display the following table for the permissible moderate dose of alcohol according to the type of drink:
- 385 ml plain beer,
- 150 ml of wine,
- 45 ml liqueur,
- 30 hard alcohol.
It is important to know that moderate alcohol consumption on a daily basis is recommended, before abuse , although rarely. Even if we have not consumed alcohol throughout the week, once we overdo it, we do much more harm to our health.
However, given the festive part of the year, it is useful to keep in mind some recommendations regarding alcohol consumption ...
- To hydrate the body
Alcohol dehydrates the body. It is recommended to drink water, soda or any non-alcoholic beverage in order to maintain the body's water balance.
The 1 to 1 ratio of alcohol and soft drink is the right solution, it is preferable, of course, for the soft drink to be in larger quantities .
- Let's drink slowly
The liver is the organ that processes alcohol. With the help of enzymes, it cleanses the blood and the whole body of toxic substances formed during its consumption. However, the process is slow - 30 ml of liqueur, for example, is processed by the liver for about an hour.
Therefore, in addition to striving to consume in moderation, the process must be slow so as not to disturb the body, as well as the processes associated with the absorption, processing and purification of residual products.
People who have health problems should avoid consuming alcoholic beverages at all. If we regularly overdo it with alcohol, this reflects long-term blood pressure. High blood pressure, on the other hand, carries the risk of heart attack and stroke.
Excessive alcohol consumption can also lead to depression and anxiety disorders. It also has a negative effect on complete sleep and specifically on the REM phase, which supports the learning centers and memory in the brain.