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Is Alcohol Worth Drinking?

To drink or not to drink. Let's check it.



Calories


If you are on a diet, you can easily disturb it by drinking alcohol. We often think that large amounts of calories are only found in food, not drinks.

  • Wines are the least caloric because one table wine glass contains 100 - 130 calories.

  • There are 100 - 160 calories in one shot.

  • Prepare your body for 110 - 200 calories if you enjoy drinking beer.

We consume the most calories during a night out when we drink cocktails. The number of calories in one cocktail can easily reach 300. If you like to drink classic cocktails - gin & tonic, which contains about 150 calories or to celebrate with champagne (90 calories), then this value does not seem as high as in a case of piñacolada, which provides over 500 calories. Now it's time to answer the question, how much do you actually drink on an average night out? A few drinks could equal the recommended daily calorie intake.





Entertainment


Alcohol often appears during meetings with friends or celebrating various occasions with the family. It's an easy way to get people garrulous and elated. We do not even have to wait long for the results, because on an empty stomach the maximum level of alcohol in the blood occurs about an hour after consumption. Alcohol also causes well-being, disinhibition, relaxation, and euphoria.



After the party, however, you get a hangover. Insomnia, tiredness, nausea, and headache can ruin your entire next day. Know your limits to minimize this effect.




Brain Health


Maintaining brain health in old age is a priority. Heavy drinking is linked to cognitive impairment and potentially severe impairments in memory and executive functions.



Drinking alcohol frequently destroys the cells that build not only the liver but also the brain. The risk of memory problems increases at an early age.





Wine, beer, shots, cocktails?


The beneficial effect of wine is attributed mainly to its antioxidant properties of the large number and amount of polyphenolic compounds present in red wine.



Red wine contains substances that have a significant effect on cardiovascular diseases and some chronic diseases. Resveratrol, one of the most important polyphenols in red wine, plays an important role in cardiovascular diseases. It is found in a restricted number of foods, such as red wine and wine grapes.



Resveratrol is reducing damage to the cardiovascular system due to oxidative stress by neutralizing free oxygen radicals and reactive nitrogenous radicals.




What kind of drinks do you drink? Let me know in the comment below. I drink wine from time to time, although I also drink cocktails on special occasions. What about calories? Some people say you won't lose weight in one day, so you won't gain weight in one day.





Read more:

  1. Information about Alcohol

  2. Alcohol’s Effects on Brain and Behavior

  3. Alcohol consumption and brain health

  4. The Risks Associated With Alcohol Use and Alcoholism

  5. Health Risks and Benefits of Alcohol Consumption

  6. Alcohol in the body

  7. Contribution of Red Wine Consumption to Human Health Protection