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Alcohol consumption favors poor diet, study says

Alcohol consumption favors poor diet, study says

Drinking alcoholic beverages every day or only occasionally, or in any quantity, negatively affects the quality of eating habits. This is what a study prepared by the Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health of the Autonomous University of Madrid (Spain) points out.

The researchers heard more than 12 thousand people living in the region of Madrid aged between 18 and 74 years. The study indicated that those who abuse alcohol tend to maintain an unhealthy diet by consuming excess animal protein, especially red meat. According to the researchers, excessive consumption of alcoholic beverages is associated with a greater tendency not to perform some of the main meals of the day, such as breakfast, lunch and dinner, which can be detrimental to the diet.

Alcohol, in addition to being addictive, has many calories. However, these are calories from drinks are empty, that is, calories devoid of minerals and vitamins. By doing this replacement, the diet becomes less healthy. That is, when consuming alcoholic beverages the person feels more satiated, making much greater the chance to skip important meals and to make an unbalanced diet, poor in groups of foods and nutrients essential to the good health of the organism. Slimming

Depending on the calorie restriction determined in the diet, a simple dose of alcohol disrupts all the discipline work you've had in a whole week. In addition, when drinking a caipirinha, for example, the accompaniments, those tasty and caloric snacks, prowl the table. Hence for you to relax and pinch fry is one step.

Alcohol has large amounts of calories, second only to fats. Being able to spend the whole week scrupulously following the healthy eating menu, but indulging in the temptations of drinks over the weekend, is a damn thing in a weight-loss plan.

"For those people who have a habit of drinking regularly, it is good to remember that alcohol has a toxic effect on the intestinal mucosa and it ends up decreasing the absorption of vitamins such as thiamine, folic acid and B 12. By having diuretic property, it increases the urinary excretion of magnesium and zinc, regulating nutrients of the organism, "he adds. the nutritionist Sandra Rodrigues de Melo Nascimento.


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