5 Reasons To Do Dry Janaury

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5 Reasons To Do Dry January

If you have been on social media these last few weeks you have probably heard or seen posts for Dry January. For those who may not know, Dry January is a month long fast or break from alcohol. This trend started back in the United Kingdom and is gaining in popularity here in the states. Listed below are some of the health benefits of giving up the sauce for 30 days according to Healthline.

 

1.You could decrease your risk of cardiovascular disease. When you overdrink, alcohol can metabolize and can produce free radicals and increase your bad cholesterol, which can lead to clogged arteries.

2. Can reduce your risk for cancer. According to a government report, there are links between alcohol consumption and the development of several types of cancer, including liver, esophageal, breast, and colorectal cancer.

3. You could lose weight. It’s not just the empty calories you’ll be getting rid of, it’s also the extra sugar from  mixed drinks.

4. Improved sleep. Studies have shown that when “normal drinkers” quit drinking for a month, they sleep better and discovered it was easier to concentrate.

5. Improved mood. Alcohol is a depressant, so it can cause people to have negative mental side effects. Abstaining for a month might make you feel happier overall.