Gluconite - What are some fun facts about alcohol?

by maya justin (29.06.2021)

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We dismantle the beliefs that exist about beer, which you must know above all to take care of yourself

The beer is a drink that appeals to almost everyone and whose consumption is associated with fun and social life, but all the supposed benefits have often read that causes the intake of this drink are very often false. Even propagated by the beer manufacturers themselves who promote the preparation of studies and reports that, as usual, place their product almost as if it were a Balsam of Fierabrás.

So that you are not deceived, we tell you the five false myths about the most ingested alcoholic beverage in Spain, which you should know especially now, since beer consumption is skyrocketing in Spain due to confinement due to coronavirus.

1) No, drinking a beer a day is not good

You will have read and heard it a thousand times. That a daily straw is healthy. We are sorry to take away the illusion. Drinking is always bad. Forever. Be it a lot or a little. Alcohol has no health benefits. In fact, it is the third leading cause of death in Europe. The WHO makes it clear: it is harmful to the vascular system. And the EPIC (European Prospective Investigation Cancer) study concludes that 10% of cancers in men and 3% in women are attributable to alcohol.

2) No, beer is not a fundamental part of our diet

" The idea of ​​linking beer with healthy living does not come from scientific evidence, but from marketing to sell more beer. These are the words of the dietitian and nutritionist Juan Revenga. He is by no means the only one who doubts the benefits of lower alcohol drinks, such as beer.

Mike Daube, professor of health policy at Curtin University (Australia), is clear that these messages about the importance of alcohol in our diet come from the industry. This Australian doctor asks that health professionals remove the recommendations that, even in moderate amounts, alcohol is good for health. In fact, it requires the health authorities to be responsible for offering advice on health and that this position is not supplanted by reports financed many times by the beer industry itself.

3) No, doctors (at least the serious ones) do not recommend drinking beer

Not in small doses or in any way. " It is not possible to appeal to the 'moderation' of an addictive substance ", has pointed out on more than one occasion Dr. David Rodríguez, professor at the University of Salamanca and author of the book Alcohol and the brain. The recommendation of the misnamed "responsible consumption" is totally counterproductive.

The consumption of beer can never be responsible because it is an alcoholic substance. In any case, it should be recommended to take amounts that offer a “low risk”. But of course, saying that by drinking something you take a risk is less commercial than talking about responsible consumption.

4) No, beer is not good for sports

There is some scientific study that determines that beer is isotonic. And expert reports should not be doubted. Except that they are financed by those whom they supposedly benefit. And those who join the supposed benefits of having a cold beer after playing sports with friends are signed by the Beer Research Forum, which, curiously, is driven by brewers.

Let's not take away the social value of having a drink with colleagues after sweating for a while, but let's not lose our intelligence either: it will be fun - well, it is - but healthy, nothing at all.

5) And no, of course drinking beer or any other alcoholic beverage does not prevent covid-19

With the damn Sars-Cov-2 pandemic, hoaxes, fake news and nonsense have multiplied. Of course, if Donald Trump himself spoke of taking bleach or using ultraviolet rays ... But let's talk about serious people.

The Spanish Agency for Food Safety and Nutrition (AESAN) has had to come out like a thunderbolt to deny these claims that have spread like wildfire on social networks. AESAN has released a statement to make it clear that the European Union's regulatory framework does not allow affirming or suggesting that food prevents, treats or cures a human disease, since this aspect falls within the field of medicines.

Come on, basically what we already know - or should know - that you cannot make nutrition claims of health properties. We start by saying that beer cures and we end up taking homeopathy balls.

Low blood sugar, also known as hypoglycemia, can be a dangerous condition. Low blood sugar can happen in people with diabetes who take medications that increase insulin levels in the body. Taking too much medication, skipping meals, eating less than normal, or exercising more than usual can lead to low blood sugar for these individuals. Blood sugar is also known as glucose. Glucose comes from food and serves as an important energy source for the body. Carbohydrates foods such as rice, potatoes, bread, tortillas, cereal, fruit, vegetables, and milk are the body’s main source of glucose.


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