Ah yes, the clinking of ice against the glass, the floating berries, and slices of lemon swimming in your drink. For anyone who’s had cocktails before, these are familiar observations you might have noticed. Who doesn’t enjoy a cocktail every-so-often?
But, what happens when you give up alcohol and go through a phase of sobriety. Here are some beneficial effects of cutting alcohol from your diet.
Better and Glowing Skin
Alcohol is a known diuretic, which entails making multiple trips to the bathroom. It also causes you to go to the bathroom more frequently than if you drank water. The results? Dry skin that appears lackluster. This is where the saying “drink moderately” comes into play. When you take a break from drinking, so does your skin, allowing it to repair itself naturally.
More Intentional Eating
Remember those drunken nights where after hanging out with friends, you’d all sit down and order a greasy pizza or a bag of fish and chips to cap off the night? Well, that won’t happen as much if you decide to take a drinking break. According to a study in the journal Obesity, the drunk munchies may be due to alcohol heightening the senses.
Better Quality of Sleep
The sugar in alcoholic drinks can be hard to shrug off in the wee hours of the evening. It can also keep our thoughts racing and blood pumping. After taking a sobriety break, you’ll notice your immune system strengthening and quality of sleep getting better as each night passes.