We all know that excessive alcohol consumption is not part of a healthy lifestyle. Drinking more than recommended increases the risk of serious illness, impairs brain health, and makes you more susceptible to alcohol-related accidents.
You know about alcohol poisoning, hangovers, and brain damage, but do you know how alcohol affects your body?
- Birth makes your hunger worse
Scientific research on hunger continues, but one thing we do know is that the “innate” in alcohol can contribute to making your hunger worse.
Congeners are chemicals that occur naturally during the distillation and fermentation of alcoholic beverages and are found in large amounts in dark beverages such as red wine, bourbon, and brandy. Native herbs irritate the blood vessels and tissues of the brain, which can make your hunger pangs worse.
- Sulfites trigger allergies and asthma
Sulfites are minerals that occur naturally in many foods and beverages and can also be added to stop spoilage and preserve color. Some people are sensitive to sulfites and can experience allergies ranging from hay fever symptoms to serious anaphylactic reactions when they eat or drink them. Asthma sufferers may find that foods and drinks with high sulphite content can trigger the condition.
Alcoholic beverages such as wine and cider, as well as concentrated fruit drinks and bottled lemon and lime juice that can be mixed with alcohol, may contain high levels of sulfites. If you experience sneezing, congestion, shortness of breath, or itching after drinking alcohol at night, it may be caused by sulfites.