Is Drinking Alcohol Good For You?

Is Drinking Alcohol Good For You? If I didn’t drink at all, I would say don’t start doing it because you think you will get even healthier. That’s a misnomer. For example, they say a glass of wine is good for you. I am not really so sure about that. Who’s saying it? Probably, those who are selling the wine.

Is one beer a day OK? How about one ounce of hard liquor? Truthfully, I think it’s better not to drink alcohol at all. But, you may think different. You know, you can get fatty liver disease even if you don’t drink alcohol.

Furthermore, I don’t know about you, but I could never just have one drink. Another was even better. It’s like asking someone to eat only one potato chip out of the bag. Or, to tell a smoker he or she could only smoke one cigarette at a party. I don’t know of anyone who can have just one of anything. For most everyone, more of what they see as a good thing is always better.

According to the NIH drinking alcohol over time can damage your brain, heart, liver, pancreas, cause various cancers throughout your body and weaken your immune system [1 niaaa.nih.gov/alcohols-effects-health/alcohols-effects-body]’.

Not a very good deal it seems to me. I admit I have done a lot of drinking in my time, but I believe the party for me is over. Yes, it was fun, but I was much younger then. And, you always have to think about long term future consequences, which I did not. Who cares about what happens when you get old? No young person I know. We all think we are going to live forever.

‘Drinking alcoholic beverages always messed with my blood sugar and made me hungry for chips and dip, buttered popcorn, and all the unhealthful salty, oily and sugary snack and junk foods’ ~ your author

We could take eating and drinking what’s good for you even further. So, what is good food and drink? We know soda pop isn’t a health drink. We know pizza isn’t the healthiest food to eat. We know eating beef isn’t the best thing. But, we do eat these foods anyway. It’s part of our culture that realistically won’t ever go away.

Source- 1 “Alcohol’s Effects on the Body.” National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 13 Mar. 2020, http://www.niaaa.nih.gov/alcohols-effects-health/alcohols-effects-body.

Note- before you change your diet consult your doctor.

 

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