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The Many Health Benefits of a Booze Break

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Did you know that taking even a short hiatus from drinking alcohol can boost your health significantly?

That’s why beginning 2013 with a short break from booze has many health benefits for your body and mind. It can even reverse much of the damage done by alcohol.

For instance, read the surprising health perks of giving up alcohol for just a week’s time…

  • Your skin will appear and feel more hydrated due to the lack of moisture-sapping alcohol
  • Redness in your cheeks and nose (i.e., swollen capillaries) will fade
  • Nonchronic dandruff, eczema, or rosacea will lessen or disappear completely
  • You will get more and better quality shut-eye—which means increased concentration and energy
  • Giving your liver a break from alcohol means it’s available to help you recover faster from cuts, scrapes and bruises
  • Indigestion and acid reflux will lessen and even disappear

Give up the sauce for a week or more and you will see these changes…

  • Lots of folks unwind with a drink or beer after work, but over time alcohol actually makes the heart work harder and the pulse quicken—without it your heart rate will be lower and you can exercise longer
  • Many people don’t understand that booze is a depressant, so skipping it can increase mental clarity and enhance mood

Give up the hooch for a month or more and you will witness these health benefits…

  • If you’re trying to get pregnant, you’ll raise your better chances of conceiving without alcohol
  • Alcohol dulls your senses—so without it, you’re sex life will improve, your sensory experience will become more heightened, your energy will improve, as will your sex drive
  • Alcohol is loaded with sneaky sugar and excess calories, so resisting it could lead to weight loss, reduced belly fat, and sugar cravings

Source: ABC News


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