Is Drinking Alcohol REALLY That Bad For Your Health?
Somebody recently sent me this question: “Is alcohol really that bad for my health?”
I’m going to answer it from a nutritional standpoint – specifically, how alcohol affects nutrient absorption.
Consuming alcohol in very modest amounts is generally not a huge nutritional concern. By modest, I mean maybe one drink per week. For instance, a glass of organic wine with a Saturday dinner probably shouldn’t affect your health in any significant way.
But when you start to consume alcohol multiple times a week, or in quantities larger than one drink in a sitting, that’s probably the point at which you open the door to health consequences.
Even Small Amounts of Alcohol Will…
- interfere with your central nervous system
- cause inflammation
- damage your gut (digestive system)
- affect your sleep, which in turn can impact memory and healing.
- inhibit how your body absorbs vital nutrients.
Excessive Alcohol Has Devastating Health Consequences
Alcohol Inhibits Nutrient Absorption
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