We have all been there: staying healthy during this time of the year is HARD WORK.
Luckily, Ladell Hill of Executive Armor has some tips for those who will consume alcoholic beverages at their holiday parties this season. Of course, Ladell’s first health tip would be “don’t drink alcohol,” but he knows everyone isn’t like him!
But first, what does alcohol do to your body?
Alcohol contains an abundant amount of toxins and has a negative effect on various parts of the body, including the brain, liver, heart, and pancreas. However, it is your liver that is impacted the most when one consumes alcoholic beverages. This organ helps detoxify your body by getting rid of waste and plays a huge role in fighting infections.
When one consumes alcoholic beverages, your kidneys filter some of the alcohol out but the remainder is sent to your liver. The alcohol is broken down into a chemical called acetaldehyde which is toxic for your body.
What should you do?
Alcohol can cause a great deal of damage to the body and isn’t recommended for those who want to live the healthiest lifestyle. However, for those who do consume alcohol responsibly and in moderation, here are some suggestions on how to be healthier about it.
- Fill up on proteins such as eggs, nuts and trail mix first so that whatever you drink isn’t immediately digested into your bloodstream.
- Alcohol depletes a wide range of nutrients from your body, such as many B vitamins, zinc, and magnesium. To help restore and replenish your body the next day: consume fish oil, cod-liver oil, any type of dark leafy greens to help replenish those nutrients that will be depleted due to alcohol consumption.
- Try to include coconut oil in your diet the next day to help eliminate toxins from your body and help repair and protect the liver. Read more on where to buy coconut oil and its benefits here.
- Always drink plenty of water before, during and after alcohol consumption to help flush the impurities from your body and re-hydrate your body
If you don’t plan ahead and have access to some of the foods to help you recover, aka a plant-based organic multivitamin the next day, such as Daily Armor, to help replenish the vitamins and minerals your body needs to work efficiently.
Then after the holidays are over, think about incorporating our Cleanse Armor product to help flush out those unwanted toxins that have been accumulating.