An average person consumes about 9.5 liters of alcohol per year. This person is not addicted to alcohol, but rather like spending time with friends and having a drink.
Sometimes they relax during the weekend and drink a little or drink a glass of wine before bed in order to cope with stress. What would happen to the body of such a person not to drink alcohol for 28 days?
Interesting is the experiment of several volunteers who wanted to find out if there will be any change in their health and appearance if they give up alcohol in just 4 weeks. If you’re very impatient, the answer is ‘yes’ – and the changes are pretty drastic, brings Brightside.
It seems that your appetite increases. In fact, people eat more if they drink alcohol. When they stop drinking, they instinctively try to hire their hands, mostly with food. Therefore, it is best to replace foods with juice and fruit after you stopped drinking.
The desire for sweet foods is growing. Alcohol, especially when it’s cute, can increase blood sugar, which can result in an increased desire for sweets. But different people have different reactions to reducing blood sugar. This is especially dangerous for people with diabetes.
It is difficult to get a good night’s sleep after drinking. This can be true for people who often knew how to drink a cup of alcohol before bedtime to get to sleep faster. Although alcohol helps a person to sleep faster, it reduces the quality of sleep. When your alcohol consumption ceases, you may not sleep very deeply and you will have poorer dreams.
In some cases, headaches are a sign of major changes in the body while alcohol is resolved. It can affect the way the cattle are and increase blood pressure. During this phase, your body may try to react differently to relieve pain (when people drink regularly, it increases pain tolerance), and in the first week there is resistance to pain as a result of alcohol drinking.
The liver begins to recover. When people drink alcohol regularly, liver cells die out and scarring occurs. The liver can be recovered, but the process is very slow. The less people drink, the recovery will be faster.
Another motivator is a change in skin color. Alcohol disturbs the circulation of blood which leads to lack of oxygen in the skin. As a result, alcohol dries out the skin, leading to dots and early wrinkles.
The trial begins to improve. Alcohol promotes gastric acid production. In other words, your stomach is eating yourself. That’s why people eat more when they drink alcohol.
People who experimented with alcohol abandon said in the second week that it was very hard for them to refuse friends’ calls for socializing. People are very enthusiastic in the beginning, but by the end of the second week they need a very strong will to refuse alcohol by socializing.
By the third week, signs of drinking alcohol, such as dark circles under the eyes and facial swelling, disappear. This is because the urinary system can now function normally.
It’s easier to wake up in the morning. When a person is just a little drunk, then they are in a deep sleep, and they skip the initial phase of sleep. When the amount of alcohol in the blood is reduced, the sleep is not so deep and people are more likely to be. When alcohol is removed from the body, the dream again becomes natural and it is much easier to wake up in the morning.
Alcohol reduces the secretion of saliva that affects the condition of the teeth. If you do not drink alcohol, you have less opportunity to get caries, and at the same time your tooth enhancer increases.
Alcohol does not only kill the sensation of pain, but also the sensation of taste and odor. Over time, all of these sensations are returned to normal.
If a person has more pounds, the body mass drastically decreases. Of course, the number depends on the person, but it is about 3-4 pounds a month. The longer the person does not drink, it will lose more pounds.
Alcohol increases blood pressure. If this often happens, there is a risk of developing hypertension. People who do not drink alcohol do not have problems with it so often. At the same time, the risk of developing cardiovascular disease is drastically reduced.
These are changes to a person who has not even had a drink of 220 days.
The skin becomes clean. Acne and irritation are reduced. This happens because water in the body is normalized, and therefore circulation. The color of the face becomes uniform and disappears on the face.
People are cleverer to the mind, and they can work better. It’s the least obvious change. But research has shown that regular alcohol consumption consumes a few brains due to which the brain cells die due to lack of oxygen. These changes are very slow, but they can be prevented and this condition can return to normal.