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Not drinking alcohol is a trend

Not drinking alcohol is a trend

Mireia Cervera 19 October 2017

Many people are getting into the trend of not drinking alcohol. Discover in this post the main reasons to forget about alcohol forever.

In America, teetotalers are called teetotalers or teetotals,a term created in the early nineteenth century, with the aim of fighting the monopoly of alcohol in social life. The reasons for being a teetotaler were, already at that time, diverse: from relatives, -Donald Trump became a teetotaler in 1981 BCbecause of his brother's addiction- medical, psychological, religious, physiological, social and even ethnic. And now it is added not to drink it as a result of a commitment to a healthy lifestyle. Famous like Gwyneth Paltrow, David Beckhamy Jennifer Lopez are just some of the famous teetotalers.

Why is it fashionable not to drink alcohol?

According toionid = 7963C52300F27ADA3681AD29BD151645? sequence = 1 "> WHO In 2012, there were about 3.3 million deaths due to alcohol consumption. Regardless of whether it is a drug capable of generating dependence, the consumption of alcoholic beverages hasconvincingly dealt with over 60 different types of illnesses and undesirable circumstances, including mental injuries and behavioral disorders, gastrointestinal conditions, cancers, cardiovascular diseases, disorders, andimmunological, lung diseases, bone and muscle diseases and reproductive disorders. It is clear that the long-term effects on the body are devastating.

Here are 4 benefits of quitting alcohol:

1. Lose weight:
We all know that alcohol has a lot of calories, specifically 7 Kcal per gram of ethanol.

  • Glass of wine: 144 calories
  • 1 can of beer: 140 calories
  • 1 glass of cava: 100 calorias
  • 1 shot of tequila: 146 calories
  • 1 glass of gin and tonic: 190 calories


Studies have shown that a moderate day of drinking alcohol, onlycounting the alcohol consumed, 433 extra calories are ingested.


2. Improve sleep quality
Theype = pdf "> studies that support that drinking alcohol does not allow to reach a deep phase of sleep, increasing the chances of snoring. Although initially it depresses the nervous system, once metabolized by the body increases ladrenaline levels. So it is not uncommon to wake up in the middle of the night sped up and hungover.

3. The appearance of the skin improves
The dehydration that appears after drinking alcohol is due to the fact that, being a diuretic, it increases the urge to go to the bathroom, but it does not allow the body to reabsorb the water that the body needs. Everythingthis is reflected in the skin.


4. The chances of getting cancer decrease
Alcohol is recognizedIt has been considered a carcinogen for men, and is responsible, in the European population, for approximately 5% of tumors in men and 3% in women.

There is convincing evidence that high alcohol consumption increasesputs the risk of cancer of the oral cavity and pharynx, larynx, esophagus, liver and breast.

A recent combined analysis of 53 epidemiological studies has shown that an increase of 10 grams of alcohol consumption perday increases the risk of breast cancer by 7% and that 4% of breast tumors in developed countries can be attributed to high alcohol consumption. High alcohol consumption is considered likely to increase the risk of colon and rectal cancer, especially in the presence of a low intake of folic acid.

And if that weren't enough, the World Cancer Research Fund, in its monograph devoted to the prevention of this disease, declared that "the evidence hasCancer-related information justifies the recommendation not to drink alcoholic beverages. "This means that, given the evidence related to cancer, even small amounts of alcoholic beverages should be avoided.Evidence shows that all alcoholic beverages have the same effect. The data do not suggest significant differences depending on the type of drink. Therefore, this recommendation covers all alcoholic beverages, be they beers, vinos, spirits or other alcoholic beverages.

If life without alcohol is not for you, we recommend that you try to stop drinking for seasons or mix alcohol with lemon juice and natural orange, since, thanks to its anti-aging propertiesioxidants, counteract its negative effects. Why in this case less is more!

Mireia Cervera Nutritionist Teresa Carles Healthy Foods Group - Flax & Kale

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