I had hoped to quell our fears about drinking and maybe add to the weekend
‘cheers.’ I felt we were due for a post about having fun, in moderation. If you
have been a ‘teetotaler’ and prefer to stay this way, you may find the facts
given here to be of interest. Sometimes I like to pass on the ‘newest’ findings.
Unfortunately, there is a balance between positive and negative effects. I was
wishing this to be more “Pro” having a happy hour drink and celebrating with
a toast of wine, hard apple cider or a great cocktail.
Here are some positives to drinking:
~ Moderate drinking which means only one drink for women,
two for men could:
“Reduce your Type 2 Diabetes risk by 20%.”
~ One to two drinks per day could,
“Lower the risk of cardiac-related death in people with a history
of heart disease.”
~ Drinking can help with problem solving and creative
In one study, listed in “Prevention” magazine, (March, 2015),
“Drinking can spur “Eureka!” moments. Moderately ‘buzzed’
people solved problems that called for creative thinking faster
than sober study participants did.”
Crossing over to the negative ‘spins’ listed in some sources:
~ Drinking more than one glass of wine daily has been linked
to a high amount of gum disease:
“A quadrupled risk of gum disease in women.”
(Now, why only do women get this? Do we go to bed without
brushing our teeth? Or no one bothered to check men’s gum
disease levels after drinking? Men drink sweetened drinks, too!)
~ Binge drinking can cause internal damage of organs.
“This is linked to intestinal lining damage, and make you more
susceptible to leaky gut syndrome.”
(Hmm… I have notice bigger bellies and ‘muffin tops’ but did not
know that internal damage may be setting in, too. Darn! But, I
don’t binge drink often. . .smiles!)
~ This is another serious complication, too. March, 2015 part of
article mentioned in “Prevention” magazine.
“Just one daily drink raises estrogen levels to increase breast
cancer risk among post-menopausal women.”
To add some smiles and funny thoughts about alcohol, so you
won’t feel the least bit ‘bad’ indulging:
“In wine, there is wisdom,
In beer, there is Freedom
and in water, there is bacteria.”
~ Benjamin Franklin.
“Drink Beer. You will get your grains (or hops).
Drink Wine. It looks like you are refined.
Drink Milk. You will have stronger bones, but doesn’t mean
you will be more creative!
When Overseas, drink the local beverages:
Ouzo, Tequila, Sangria, Lambrusco . . .”
~ My being silly, Robin.
“Oh, you hate your job?
Why didn’t you say so?
There’s a support group for that,
It’s called: EVERYBODY!
They meet at the bar.”
~ Drew Carey.
“I like to have a martini.
Two at the very most.
After three, I’m under the table.
After four, I’m under my host.”
~ Dorothy Parker.
Have a great weekend, friends.
“Does drinking Fanta make me fantastic?”