Why should you drink Alcohol?
September 13, 2012
You should drink Alcohol if you want to get drunk! That’s it! Pretty simple right? If you don’t want to get drunk then don’t drink alcohol.
“But….I like a glass with dinner every night. Isn’t that ok?”
“But….I like the taste.”
– Simple answer: “I don’t give a sh!t what you like!”
“But….It helps me sleep.”
“But….It makes me feel good.”
– Simple answer: “Again…Do you see anyone that gives a sh!t?”
There are no good benefits from consuming alcohol. I’m sure you can find some study about drinking wine every day being good for your heart or that a beer every day will stop prostate cancer in elephants…whatever! In reality you can find a study that proves just about anything you want it to.
Want to get drunk? Then drink alcohol! That is the only benefit!
Want to get healthy? Improve performance? Feel better? Think better? Then don’t drink alcohol!
We’ll be talking more about this, but for now I want you all to think about these ways alcohol affects your body:
• Alcohol interferes with hormone (insulin and glucagon) regulation, disturbing normal blood sugar levels. This can cause systemic inflammation and lead to blood sugar, cholesterol and blood pressure imbalances.
• Alcohol reduces inhibitions making it easier to make poor food (and life) choices when under the influence of even small amounts of alcohol. Furthermore, the effects on the brain carry over until the next day, which means a drink or three on a Friday night may lead to a weekend’s worth of junk food.
• Remember how sugar is “empty calories”? Alcohol is nearly twice as calorie-dense, with no micro-nutrition to speak of.
• Alcohol, even moderate amounts, has been shown to alter the balance of gut bacteria, potentially contributing to irritable bowel syndrome and other digestive issues.
• Finally, alcohol is acutely neurotoxic, even in small amounts, altering the normal activity of your nervous system, causing damage to nerve tissue, and disrupting or even killing neurons, the cells that transmit and process signals in the brain and other parts of the nervous system.
Now, I’m in trouble….again! Because I have to suck it up and take my own advice! Ughhhhh! I hate it when this happens!