The poison drink & the drink to counteract it
Alcohol is poison. People seem to forget this. Those that consume alcohol increase liver cancer and cirrhosis. Those at additional risk are women who have a drink daily, for example: a 5 ounce glass of wine, and men who have two drinks, such as a beer and one shot of liquor. I have several female friends who enjoy a glass of wine with dinner nightly.
Just like excess food, fat accumulates in the liver, which is why it’s called fatty liver disease. This is a big deal. If your liver fails, and you can’t get a transplant in time, you die. For some people, knowing that alcohol is preventing them from having a flat stomach and looking good in a bathing suit, is enough to cut back, for others, it’s having been through a medical crises to realize how vital good health is.
Still won’t reduce consumption? Drinking coffee, and the more the better, seems to have a protective effect on the liver. So, have more Joe, and less Jameson.
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Source: Greger, M.D., Michael. How Not to Die. Book. New York: Flatiron Books. 2015 pg. 142-155