alcohol

All about the effects of alcohol on the mind and body, and what a drinker should expect from a sip, or ten, of the hard stuff.

  • Mia Morales
    Published 3 months ago
    Beverages That Are Keto-Friendly

    Beverages That Are Keto-Friendly

    The keto diet has become a popular choice for those looking for an effective way to lose weight. It emphasizes eating a high-fat diet with plenty of protein, while limiting carbohydrates. Carbohydrates are more easily transformed to energy, so if you eat a diet that is high in them, this will be your body's choice of fuel to burn.When you cut back on the carbs, you force your body to burn fat for energy instead. One of the biggest questions for people who decide to give the keto diet a try, is whether or not any alcohol is permitted. The good news is that there are some options that you can partake in while staying true to your new diet. It's important to read your labels to become familiar with the ingredients in the beverage of your choice, and limit the number of drinks that you have since many are still high in calories. But, if you do a little research beforehand, you can find a few tasty choices to be your new go-to drink.
  • Dr Joel Yong
    Published 4 months ago
    What Bearing Does A Cocktail Crisis Have On Our Health?

    What Bearing Does A Cocktail Crisis Have On Our Health?

    We love to unwind on weekends with a nice cocktail at a bar somewhere. I'm an alcohol lightweight with an easy tendency to develop Asian flush, hence my go-to cocktail is a "weak" aperol spritz. To be honest, I'm more interested in getting a nice Instagram shot than what is actually inside the drink.
  • Femicure Healthcare
    Published 7 months ago
    Does Alcohol Affect Male Fertility? Facts You Need To Know

    Does Alcohol Affect Male Fertility? Facts You Need To Know

    A person’s overall health and well-being depend on various aspects. Most people are very much aware of the fact that alcohol abuse can cause various health problems. However, very few people are aware that regular consumption of alcohol can also damagingly impact male fertility. Traditionally, it used to be believed that women should not drink while pregnant, but it is only half-truth. Alcohol consumption, even before pregnancy, can also cause some serious problems with fertility, especially to the male as per the fertility doctors in India.
  • Ashley Terrell
    Published 7 months ago
    VODKA:  The Multi-purpose Household Essential

    VODKA: The Multi-purpose Household Essential

    When I began drinking vodka, I didn't agree with the taste very well. Perhaps due to my lack of alcohol knowledge at a young age, but the taste was rough and the after taste was awful. I didn't care if you mix it with orange juice, kool-aid, punch, or soda - I was not a fan of vodka!
  • Daniel Falconer
    Published 8 months ago
    Myths About Alcohol You Shouldn't Believe

    Myths About Alcohol You Shouldn't Believe

    If you’re of above legal drinking age, or for some of you, even if you’re below it, you’re likely to know exactly how it feels to go to the bar and order your first alcoholic drink. The excitement and buzz that comes with it, ahead of a night that’s usually packed full of more twists and turns than an episode of Game of Thrones. Chances are you’ve also heard some big claims made about drinking and everything that comes with it, so we’re here to separate the fact from the fiction with ten myths about alcohol you shouldn’t believe.
  • Kate Crouthamel Nelson
    Published 8 months ago
    5 Reasons My First Attempt at Quitting Drinking Failed

    5 Reasons My First Attempt at Quitting Drinking Failed

    5 Reasons My First Attempt at Quitting Drinking Failed On January 1st, 2016, I decided my New Year’s resolution was going to be to quit drinking. Nothing bad happened the night before. I just found myself drinking more than I normally did (being it was NYE) and noticing that it wasn’t really adding to the experience. If anything, actually, it took away from it. I wasn’t as present for my kids as I could have been and I feel asleep before it was even midnight because of all the wine and champagne I drank. I thought back to when I was in high school and overall did not drink much and was perfectly happy. I wanted to go back to feeling like that. If your track record with New Year’s resolutions is anything like mine has been, then I probably don’t have to tell you that this one didn’t last. I made it to mid-April, so about 3 and a half months. I eventually ended up stopping again in late 2017 and when I did, a book I read said that if you have not been successful with quitting drinking in the past, it is because you have not had the right tools. That, combined with all the buzz I was hearing about how failures and setbacks are lessons you can learn from, caused me to sit back and analyze why this earlier attempt was not successful. I have been able to narrow it down to 5 main reasons:
  • Samara Robinson
    Published 11 months ago
    Best bloody Mary Recipes to help your hangover after New Year Eve!

    Best bloody Mary Recipes to help your hangover after New Year Eve!

    ‘Party hard and drink harder’ is the universally accepted motto of the pub hopping social butterflies. But they always decide not to get so drunk the next day when the hangover hits them hard on their bodies. Innumerable glasses of water and multiple rounds of lemonades too fail to create the magic of getting them ready for yet another round of partying. ‘A weekend without a drink is a weekend wasted’ is what the ‘Party Gurus’ exclaim with their party pals. But a sloshy morning and a gloomy mood call for something effective. Effective like Bloody Mary.
  • Jaime Hunter
    Published about a year ago
    What Your Favourite Spirit Says About You

    What Your Favourite Spirit Says About You

    Sometimes, when it comes to alcoholic beverages, you crave something that’s a little lighter than a lager, ale, or cider ("hard cider," if you’re American). Thankfully, that’s where spirits come in. Either drink them neat like a little daredevil, or mix them with your favourite soft drink ("soda," if you’re American), and they’re perfect on a night out, with a meal, or just when you’re relaxing at home. So what does your favourite spirit tell you about what you’re like as a person? Let’s find out.
  • Chelsea Swift
    Published about a year ago
    How to Drink and Diet

    How to Drink and Diet

    Well, well, well... you're back. I knew you'd be, follow me to "The BAH" Anyways, for those who couldn't hear me, I'm from Mass, I said "bar", and to be honest, no one really talks like that around here unless they're trying too hard....
  • Matt Booth
    Published about a year ago
    On Being Sober...

    On Being Sober...

    It’s now over 5 weeks since I last allowed alcohol to pass between my lips. 38 days to be exact. Given that I’d been putting off this moment for months, years even. It’s been surprisingly easy. One morning I decided enough was enough and my dance with alcohol was over.
  • Walter Rhein
    Published about a year ago
    What Is a Pisco Sour?

    What Is a Pisco Sour?

    What is a Pisco Sour? Oh, you don’t know? Then, sir, or madam, I envy you. Because your first experience with the world’s greatest cocktail is still in your future, while mine is in the distant and ever more opaque past.
  • Hailey Parks
    Published about a year ago
    What Happened When I Went 6 Months Without Alcohol

    What Happened When I Went 6 Months Without Alcohol

    Regardless of how much we drink, alcohol can inevitably have some undesirable effects on our bodies. In fact, there are a lot of benefits to going alcohol-free.