What Happens to Your Body When You Stop Taking Alcohol? 5 Key Benefits Men & Women
What Happens to Your Body When You Stop Taking Alcohol? 5 Key Benefits
“Wee! You guy! Where are you? I am at Bacchus. Si you come we have one for the road. Tuko na Jack,” your friend goes. This is a typical phone conversation many people have on Fridays, weekends, and weekdays too!
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Kenyans know how to party! But. Have you ever thought about what happens in your body when you stop taking alcohol; even for a short while?
Sometimes giving up alcohol is hard because you are used to going out to clubs every Friday with your friends. If alcohol seems to be getting you into trouble at work, it’s time to cut back, just a bit. Sometimes, denying yourself alcohol is worth it because there are more advantages than you know.
This is what happens to your body when you stop taking alcohol
1. You lose weight
Alcohol = weight gain. A typical beer has about 150 calories per 12 oz. Here are other examples of how many calories you consume on your favorite drink. Alcohol has high sugar content; but it depends on the amount of alcohol you consume at one sitting.
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2. You clear up your skin and make it smooth
A few days after taking a break from alcohol, you will start to notice that your skin becomes clearer and smoother. Alcohol is a diuretic, and that’s why you are always rushing every other minute to the ladies/gents to urinate. Alcohol decreases the production of antidiuretic hormone (ADH) in your body. The antidiuretic hormone helps the body to reabsorb water. Therefore, when the levels of ADH are low, your kidney works to produce more urine. Lower water body levels aka dehydrated = bad skin.
3. You sleep better
People have this belief that alcohol helps you fall asleep fast because you feel drowsy; especially when you think about how many times you have passed out after a night out drinking. But it’s not what you think. Those effects are quite temporary. When you give up alcohol, you will notice that you will feel sharp and refreshed most of the time. You will also sleep much better.
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4. You boost your immunity
The immune system fights diseases in your body. The next day after drinking there is what you call a hangover. Apart from a hangover, the alcohol you consumed makes you susceptible to illness and germs. In 20 minutes after you start drinking, your immune system becomes weaker.
5. You boost your fertility
Men who drink lots of alcohol are more likely to have sexual problems. They tend to experience erectile dysfunction or not have an erection after consuming alcohol. This would make conception hard. If you want to get kids in future, you might want to ease up on the alcohol.