Maybe it's time we cut the amount of alcohol you consume in cocktails, and other spirits.
Look at your favorite series with a glass (or two) of wine somehow enhances the plot. And, to be honest, like a holiday spent away from home, a few cocktails without alcohol? Although there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy a glass of wine or a cocktail, there are ways in which alcohol can have a negative impact on your mind and body.
Here is a list of side effects that will make you reduce the amount of alcohol you consume:
1 of your workouts at the gym suffer. Alcohol is detrimental to any physical activity and can affect the body and brain for a few days. If you have alcohol in system, so you can slow recovery post-workout and can lead to dehydration. And excessive alcohol consumption can damage muscles in certain areas, especially buttocks and thighs.
2 Alcohol can damage your DNA. A study published this year in the journal "Alcohol" found that even moderate drinking during the weekend may lead to oxidative stress and may damage your DNA. Researchers analyzed two groups of students, some of whom had consumed three pints of beer a week, while others did not drink any alcohol. The group that consumed alcohol had damage at the cellular level two times higher than among those who did not drink.
3 Alcohol increases your appetite and weight. Studies show that alcohol can starve by suppressing leptin, a hormone that regulates hunger. Therefore, diet kill you if you get used to eat late at night and combined effects of alcohol. And despite the fact that that glass of wine or cocktail seems to be light, they are often full of sugar and calories "empty".
4 Alcohol can damage your organs. Alcohol can wreak havoc on the body of women, because females have less water in their bodies than men and fewer enzymes that can break down alcohol, according to experts. This means that after an alcoholic drink, women bodies are exposed to higher levels of alcohol for longer periods of time. And if you drink more than one drink per day, alcohol can trigger depression, anxiety and a poor long-term memory.
5 Alcohol affects your power to your brain works. According to a 2012 study from Rutgers University, alcohol can reduce the creation of cells in the adult brain by 40%. Alcohol also affects the ability to regenerate body, which means it kills cells and prevents useful body repair their damaged ones.