Does this ring a bell? The phrase “well… one beer is fine”? And how often does it actually end with one beer? Alcohol is worse for your body than you may think. You will immediately notice this in your health when you stop drinking: it will improve considerably. How? We summarize that
Your immune system strengthens
You sleep better
Your liver has to work very hard to break down alcohol. That is one of the reasons why you do not wake up so refreshed after a night out: your body has had to work to drain everything and has not been able to rest.
Your liver recovers
You lose weight
Lose weight, but don’t like that gym at all? Quitting drinking can help immensely. For example, with a glass of red wine per day, you already have 574 calories per week. That’s 2,296 calories in a month!
Those extra calories are usually stored as belly fat – yes, red wine also gives you a beer belly. Maybe next time, make a smoothie instead of opening a beer?
You get better skin
If you suffer from irritations or dry skin, we recommend that you go through life without alcohol for a month. Alcohol dries out enormously and thereby reduces the production of hormones that absorb water in your skin.
Don’t start with all kinds of skincare products, but naturally clean your skin: drink more water and less alcohol.