New study looked at the drinking and eating habits of over 12,000 adults aged 18 to 64, and found that binge drinking, heavy drinking and drinking during meals were associated with bad nutrition.
New York, NY USA - October 08, 2011 -- HealthDay News recently highlighted a study that found a link between alcohol and poor diet. The study looked at the drinking and eating habits of over 12,000 adults aged 18 to 64, and found that binge drinking, heavy drinking and drinking during meals were associated with bad nutrition.
According to one study author, “Drinking alcohol may reduce maintaining a healthy diet.... [and] may indirectly contribute to several chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular disease or cancer.” The study also found that alcohol was associated with insufficient consumption of healthy foods like fruits and vegetables, and excessive intake of fast foods and animal proteins.
“If your alcohol consumption is excessive or if you find it results in poor dietary choices, you need to reduce or stop your drinking,” says Tom Griesel, who with his sister Dian Griesel, Ph.D. is the author of the new book TurboCharged: Accelerate Your Fat Burning Metabolism, Get Lean Fast and Leave Diet and Exercise Rules in the Dust (April 2011, BSH). “This may seem a little radical, but if alcohol or anything else is affecting your health or keeping you from experiencing optimal health, you need to do something about it right away.”
Excessive alcohol consumption also has an adverse effect on sleep, Tom adds. If you drink and don't sleep well, it is a warning sign. For optimal health, he says, it’s important to get a good night’s sleep. Too much alcohol can disrupt sleep cycles.
“When reviewing your health habits, closely examine your alcohol consumption,” Dian suggests. “Alcohol is empty calories and is difficult for your body to process. Your body primarily treats alcohol as a toxic substance. It is not a necessary nutrient. Although we feel red wine is probably the best choice when it comes to alcohol, it can still be a serious health hazard if it results in poor diet choices or is consumed excessively.”
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