In the last article we explained what Dry January is and where it comes from, today we will show you 5 reasons why it is a good idea to enjoy alcohol-free for a month – if that wasn't already your New Year's resolution.
1. Your overall physical health will improve
Alcohol has a negative effect on all of our organs. Avoiding alcohol lowers your blood pressure and thus the risk of cardiovascular disease. Your liver will thank you too. Regular alcohol consumption often leads to fatty liver or inflammation. An alcohol-free month based on the motto "Give your liver a break!" can therefore do no harm.
2. You will sleep better and be fitter
You may know that drunk feeling makes you fall asleep faster. But be careful, alcohol does not improve your sleep. On the contrary: it messes up your sleep phases, which is why you wake up the next morning neither mentally nor physically refreshed. That brings us to the next point: reduced energy! Alcohol not only dehydrates you, but also robs you of energy. You've probably noticed it before: you wake up thirsty and completely lacking in energy. An alcohol-free month will therefore help you to start the new year more rested and productive.
3. Your skin will glow
We just touched on it: drinking alcohol deprives your body of water. This also affects your skin. Pale skin or a puffy face are the result of alcohol. Therefore, the Dry January promotes a radiant complexion!
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4. It helps you lose weight
Alcohol influences our weight in several ways. It's a true calorie bomb! One gram of pure alcohol contains 7 calories, which is 3 calories more than one gram of sugar. In addition, alcohol slows down your fat burning. But that's not all: even if alcohol is very high in calories, it doesn't fill you up. This quickly leads to ravenous hunger attacks and the bar evening often ends at the next snack bar around the corner. So if you've decided to watch your weight for the new year, abstaining from alcohol will help you.
5. It will help you save
If you try to give up alcohol for a month, you save twice. Alcohol costs money! Add to that all the unnecessary stuff you buy while high. Be it the fourth drink or the overpriced pizza because you get cravings. And no joke: drunk shopping is a thing. There is a billion dollar market for online shopping when you are in a rush. In the US, for example, drunk shoppers spend nearly $40 billion annually. The number is also high in Germany. So try yourself alcohol-free in the new year.
Where can I get Laori Juniper No 1?
If you also want to try Dry January but don't have a Laori Juniper No 1 at home yet, you can find here about our shop! In keeping with Dry January, we have put together 4 drinks that are quick to prepare for you. For the recipes this way.