Where alcohol consumption is concerned just about everyone has an opinion. While the majority of people probably believe that drinking a moderate amount of alcohol is the best course of action, there are extremes on both ends of the spectrum. There are people who believe that consuming alcohol in any amount is wrong and others who seem to believe that almost no amount can be enough when it comes to having a good time. It’s the folks in the latter group that should probably concern themselves the most with the content of this article.
Alcohol also has a number of effects on the body that you may not be aware of, including some changes that happen within seconds of taking a drink. Here are 7 potential changes you may want to consider before you decide to take a drink.
1. Your Appearance
Sure, a few drinks will not turn you into the Hunchback of Notre Dame but drinking can definitely affect the appearance of your skin. Since drinking tends to reduce the production of vasopressin in your body, your skin could begin to look a little dull. Vasopressin is a hormone that regulates fluid within the body and drinking alcohol can dry the skin and deprive it of the fluids that help give you that healthy glow.