There are real health and lifestyle benefits to laying off the booze. If you’ve ever tried Sober October, Dry January, or any other alcohol abstinence challenges, Go on admit it, you’ve felt some of these benefits!
Now, let's be straight, we’re not against you having any alcoholic drinks but it can feel difficult to dodge having a drink when you want to be part of the group, before you know it, a friend has twisted your arm into ‘go on, just have one glass?!” - and before you know it, you’re waking up with a dry mouth and a nasty hangover again.... that sucks!
So come on, let’s do this together and motivate you to invest in a happier, better you! Let's look at those benefits:
1 Improve your mental wellbeing
Alcohol can have negative effects on your mental wellbeing, although it may not seem that way when you are dancing the night away with your friends.
Taking a break from alcohol can help you gain mental clarity and allow you to deal with your mental health in a positive, healthy way. Our plant based ‘Immunoboost’ ingredient, which is found in in all our ‘Mude’ and ‘So.Beer’ drinks, not only supports your immune system, but also benefits your mental clarity and can combat the effects of stress.
Did you know alcohol is a diuretic? This means it causes your body to excrete fluids more often. I am sure you know what we mean... ever heard of ‘breaking the seal’. The headaches and ‘dry as a desert’ mouth the morning after, are just some of the physical effects of dehydration, caused by the ‘over excretion’ Dehydration also causes our skin to look dull and lifeless, and is a huge contributor to those dark circles under our eyes. Who wants that!?
So, swap for a So.Beer for a more radiant, clear headed, healthier you!
3 Keep your liver healthy
Drinking alcohol isn’t great for the liver. Your body isn’t built to process alcohol. When you consume substantial amounts of booze, one of your most important organs, your liver must work extra hard to process it all. Over time, your liver gets exhausted – let’s try to avoid that!
When you lay off the alcohol, your liver will start to flush out those nasty leftover by-products that were produced over time, and within a few months you will feel the benefits of cutting out alcohol. Yes, it takes that long, so stick with it!
4 Improve physical health
I’m sure it’s no surprise when we tell you that all those extra calories in a tasty alcohol drink with dinner, do tend to add up. Your physical health can decline with frequent, high intakes of alcohol.
There are, on average, 120 calories in a large glass of wine, and 130 in a pint of beer. (and its rarely just the one...)
'So.Beer' on the other hand, has only 45 calories, is low in sugar, and it tastes great So you can enjoy the taste of refreshing lager, with no compromise on your enjoyment.
If you are not a massive beer fan, but you want a healthy alternative to those sugary soft drink options on the shelf, that gives you natural energy a low calorie, no nasties added option, with a hint of natural melon and raspberry, why not try a ‘Mude Play’ instead!
5 Financial health
Physical and mental benefits aren’t the only ones when you cut down or cut out alcohol, financial benefit is also a simple equation. If you’re often consuming alcohol, the cost adds up. Try tracking your alcohol spend if you don’t believe us, we’re sure you’ll be surprised how it adds up fast!
Just Think, that extra amount in your bank that could be used for yummy new non-alcoholic alternative drinks or treats, new clothes, recipe e-books, a new exercise mat or new trainers to start stomping the pavement every morning before you hit the laptop.
Invest in your health. Invest in your wellness. Invest in a healthier, happier, better, you.