HealthGiving up beer for a month improves weight, health and gut function

Giving up beer for a month improves weight, health and gut function

Giving up beer brings many benefits
Giving up beer brings many benefits
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4:28 PM EDT, July 4, 2024

Many people believe drinking one or two beers a week has no negative impact on health. However, studies show that even small amounts of this beverage can be harmful. Are you wondering what happens when you give up beer for a month?

Doctors believe there is no such thing as a safe dose of alcohol. It affects not only our cognitive functions but also our overall health. Numerous studies prove that regular alcohol consumption gradually destroys the liver and disrupts the functions of the cardiovascular system, brain, stomach, and kidneys while also increasing the risk of cancer.

It's not just about solid alcohol; beer, a favorite among many, also has adverse health effects. Fans of this drink often don't realize that even occasionally drinking one bottle can be harmful.

Give up beer. Weight loss will come quickly

Beer is high in calories compared to other beverages. Additionally, drinking beer increases appetite, leading to the consumption of salty and fatty snacks and barbecue dishes. This combination can be detrimental to even the most restrictive diet. Giving up beer helps those who are overweight and obese regain proper body mass.

A possible solution to help give up this drink is switching to non-alcoholic beers. They are devoid of harmful compounds and have significantly fewer calories, supporting weight reduction.

Your pancreas will thank you for giving up beer

Beer, especially flavored varieties, adversely affects the pancreas. This issue is significant for people with diabetes and insulin resistance, as beer's high glycemic index forces the pancreas to produce insulin intensively.

As explained in an interview with WP by dietitian Kinga Głaszewska, a growing problem is the emergence of diseases such as irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel diseases, or SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth). Beer is not recommended for patients suffering from these ailments due to its fermentation process, which can exacerbate symptoms.

Even people without intestinal problems might notice that drinking beer causes bloating, a sign of gut microbiota disorders. This can lead to the so-called "beer belly." This effect is undesirable for many people. Therefore, a month without beer can help reduce abdominal circumference.

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