Why your body will thank you for not drinking alcohol

By following the Hopewood lifestyle, you will be cutting out all alcohol from your diet, and your body will thank you for it. 


Cutting out alcohol will help you stay much fitter. Alcohol acts as empty calories, since it contains a lot of energy (calories) while providing few nutrients. Furthermore, alcohol reduces your body’s absorption of many nutrients, including vitamin C, thiamine, vitamin B12, folic acid and zinc. 


Did you know alcohol is a major contributing factor in more than 60 different diseases? Long-term alcohol use is also linked to the development of dementia later in life, as well as kidney disease, heart disease, and stroke. Quitting alcohol for just one month will improve your liver function, blood cholesterol and blood sugar balance. 


Finally, not drinking alcohol improves your mood. Your moods are more extreme if you are under the influence of alcohol. Being sober lets you feel continuously calm and will make you happier. 


Reward your body instead with natural, non-alcohol drinks, such as natural pulp-inclusive juices and teas.

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