I know a lot of people love having a drink too cool down after a long day at work, or to celebrate that it’s Friday and there’s no work for a few days, but I’m just not one of them. I have my reasons why I don’t drink alcohol. I thought it would be fun to list the reasons why I don’t drink alcohol. next time someone asks me about it, I will ask him or her to read my blog post 😉
Who wants to wake up feeling like you’ve been hit by a truck, and then hit by a car when you tried to get back up? A hangover is never fun. At the very least you feel tired and thirsty. At the worst you can wake up in pain, dizzy, and like you still have some more puking left to do. Not to mention you’re more sensitive emotionally and physically. I’d rather avoid waking up like that if I can avoid it.
It’s Bad for the Brain
Everyone knows about the brain damaging effects of alcohol. You only have to have a few drinks to notice that your vision starts to go blurry and you don’t talk and respond as quickly as you normally do. It also makes you forget. These might just be short term effects that go away after you sober up but the more you drink the longer these effects last. It can reach a point where you end up with serious brain disorders if you aren’t careful.
It’s Bad for the Body
The CDC say that drinking too much alcohol can wreak havoc on your body as well as your mind. Many people are aware of the damage that it can do to the liver. Your liver is pretty tough and is built to handle toxins. The fact that it can be seriously damaged by alcohol should tell you how toxic it is. Drinking can also cause high blood pressure and pancreatitis.
Drinking too much alcohol is linked to a number of cancers. Liver cancer is the obvious one given the damage it does to this vital organ. But it can also cause mouth, throat, larynx, breast, and larynx cancer. If you smoke as well as drink then you’re really at risk of developing cancer. One is bad enough; two is seriously dangerous.
Alcohol might not be too high in fat but it can be very, very high in calories. Drinking a 12-ounce beer or just a 1.5 ounce shot of liquor will give you about 150 empty calories that do absolutely nothing but make you fat. They contain no beneficial nutrients. If you want to lose weight then you need to burn more calories than you take in. If you’re drinking then you’re taking in way more calories than you need. They call it a “beer gut” for a reason.
And that’s why I don’t drink alcohol. There are plenty of reasons why alcohol is bad for you, so consider cutting down, if not cutting it out entirely.