Giving Up Alcohol For A Month – Are There Any Benefits?

What if you had a product that reduced cholesterol, balanced blood sugars, helped you lose weight, sleep better, improved concentration, gave you more energy and even better skin? You’d be raking it in! But, this isn’t a miracle wonderdrug we’re talking about. We’re talking about giving up alcohol for a month.

Giving up drink for a month has become more and more popular, especially in Ireland. Most people are aware that taking a month off isn’t going to totally reverse the effects of an entire year of drinking, but it can do you a lot of good.

New Scientist magazine recently investigated the effects of foregoing alcohol for a short period. Last year 14 members of the magazine’s staff did a study in conjunction with the Royal Free Hospital in London. 10 of the group gave up drink for 5 weeks, while the other 4 continued as normal. Surprisingly, despite considering themselves to be relatively moderate drinkers, all of the abstainers experienced dramatic changes. Abstaining from drink for one month altered their liver fat, cholesterol & blood sugars. You can read the full article here.

The top 10 reasons for giving up booze for a month:

  • Better sleep
  • Improved ability to concentrate
  • More energy
  • More stable mood
  • Weight loss
  • Improved digestion
  • Better immunity
  • Better skin
  • Clearer eyes
  • Save money

In November Eat Clean Paleo will launch its Dry November campaign. We’ll be challenging participants to have a booze free month, while following a new training and healthy eating regime. Plus, you’ll have a motivational support group to get you through when the going gets tough. For €50 you’ll get all this, as well as a 30 page paleo e-cookbook. Places on the challenge are strictly limited and sign-up opens soon. Enter your email to get a notification when the challenge opens.

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