Ordering a glass of wine with your meal can work in your favor during cold and flu season. The results concluded that those who drank the booze reported less muscle soreness after recovery than those who consumed a placebo. Alcohol consumption is a risk factor for cancers of the mouth, throat, colon, breast and liver (57, 58, 5.Ordering a glass of wine with your meal can work in your favor during cold and flu season. Alcohol consumption is a risk factor for cancers of the mouth, throat, colon, breast and liver (57, 58, 5.Even light alcohol consumption up to one drink per day is linked to a 20% increased risk of mouth and throat cancer (59, 60).
A study published in Vaccine suggests that drinking wine with dinner a few times a week can help enhance the effects of vaccines.
Is alcohol good for your mental health?
Drinking alcohol is linked to a range of mental health issues from depression and memory loss, to suicide. Alcohol affects the part of your brain that controls inhibition, so you may feel relaxed, less anxious, and more confident after a drink. People with, or who are at-risk of, a mental health condition, are more likely to use alcohol, and may have worse symptoms after drinking. For some people, alcohol dependence can also cause social problems such as homelessness, joblessness, divorce, and domestic abuse.
Alcohol is a depressant, which can disrupt the balance of neurotransmitters (chemical messengers) in your brain and affect your feelings, thoughts and behaviour.