Most people love a good drink—be it a nightcap, happy hour with friends, or even just mom’s nightly glass, or three, of red wine—and for good reason. When responsibly consumed, alcohol can be a way to unwind and relax. Red wine is even scientifically proven to be good for your heart!
The thing is, it is often difficult to tell when to stop, hence the need for precautions to help prevent excessive drinking.
While there is a certain science that needs to apply to alcohol drinking (e.g. distribution of height and weight contributes to how swiftly alcohol can be absorbed by the body), there is one certified way to help ensure responsible drinking: hydrating. More importantly: hydrating with quality liquids, not just filtered water. But that’s another article. 😉
Ready to find out why hydrating before alcohol is a good idea?
#1: You Can’t Fight This Feeling
Hydrating with healthy liquids such as mineral or sparkling water before, during, and after drinking alcohol can help you feel full much faster, which means that you would drink less while still feeling the effects of the alcohol. Drinking healthy drinks like mineral water—ones that are full of healthy vitamins and minerals that your body needs—can even benefit you internally and externally.
Fun Fact: A healthy helping of water can help to clear and hydrate your skin—which is an organ, as a few people tend to forget! Remembering to drink a lot of water throughout the alcohol consumption process could mean that you can have a good time while still taking care of yourself.
#2 Cleanse and Wash from the Inside Out
Water is actually an incredibly important part of digestion and so, when drunk, it can help process the food and drink in your stomach much faster. When you hydrate with more than just your beer or liquor of choice, you add more of those enzymes in your digestive system that helps this process along. This means that the more you drink, the quicker the alcohol can enter your system—and leave it!
Fun Fact: Not only can hydrating flush out the toxins present, it can help the alcohol leave your system at a much faster rate, which would mean a highly reduced chance of a nasty hangover. Save yourself the trouble from the nausea and the pounding headache that might usually come the next day!
#3 Achieve Better Balance—On the Inside
Human beings are primarily composed of water—as most people know. While water can take many different consumable forms (e.g. juices, teas, and yes—even alcohol when drunk responsibly), the point still remains.
Fun Fact: Hydrating is good for your body as it helps balance out your core temperature (which might be good as alcohol tends to elevate that and you can avoid being warmer and sticky as the night progresses) and as discussed before, water helps you cleanse out the waste that is in your blood cells.
Hydrating before drinking allows you to still have a good time and relax with an alcoholic beverage, while still caring for the rest of your body during and after the fact.
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