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Thursday, December 2, 2021

3 Reasons To Go Easy On The Booze This Christmas

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Christmas is coming, there’s snow forecast, and everything is getting completely out of control. Tis the season to be happy and to share the joy with one and all. It’s also the season where alcohol sales skyrocket and we all get a little tipsy...all of the time.

Without wanting to come across like a spoilsport, maybe this Christmas should be one where you go easy on the booze. You don’t have to do a dry December, but there are some fairly compelling reasons to maybe only have one glass rather than five on Christmas Day.

It’s not good for your health

Most people start the festive drinking as soon as Thanksgiving is over, going all the way through to the New Year. Indeed, the week commencing Christmas and New Year is one that’s full of enough alcohol to open a brewery. What a lot of us don’t realize is that we’re actually binge drinking during this period. Now, this is not good for your health at all, because you fill your body with too much alcohol in too short of a time.

Consequently, you open the door to a host of potential health problems. At the lower end of the scale, you could put on some weight. Getting more serious, you may suffer from alcohol poisoning if you go overboard on one day. Even worse, your excessive alcohol consumption can be linked to colon cancer, meaning you might end up needing surgery and ostomy supplies to get rid of it. I’m not saying you absolutely will get ill over Christmas if you drink, but the sheer amount you consume won’t be good for your health.

You get to enjoy the holiday season

Going easy on the booze will mean you have fewer hangovers over the festive period. As a result, you’re able to actually enjoy the holiday season properly. If you have kids, it means you aren’t in a bad mood with a throbbing headache on Boxing Day. You can actually wake up early and make the most of your time off.

When we drink too much, we basically lose days to hangovers, meaning we miss out on all the festive cheer. Plus, we miss out on some of the great food too, as our hangovers have given us terrible acid reflux that puts us off all food.

You’ll save a lot of money

Alcohol is expensive. Like, it’s weirdly expensive in comparison to other things. People can spend hundreds of dollars on alcohol over Christmas, which is just absurd when you think about it. We’re all probably guilty of doing it, so maybe this year could be different? You can save money, putting it towards other things that are more beneficial for the rest of your family.

Again, I don’t want to come across as the biggest Scrooge on the planet! Having a little bit of booze is part of what makes Christmas special. It’s just that perhaps it’s time to cut down on your usual drinking for this year. Don’t go over the top, having a house full of different spirits and alcoholic beverages. Stick to a glass or two with your dinner or while you sit down and watch Christmas films with the family.

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