Now that we are heading into a festive period, a lot of crates will be downed and wine and whisky bottles opened. Cocktails will be made and events attended. I cannot tell people not to drink. however, I can show you how to drink responsibly.
Let’s be honest, it is hard to live a healthy lifestyle when all you do is drink. However, it is still possible to drink moderately and still be healthy. In this post, I will take you on a journey to make you change/tweak your drinking habits for your health’s sake.
There are people who go all out when they drink. We have all seen them dancing on counter tops, behaving inappropriately, sleeping at the back of the car or lying in ditches. They drink like there is no tomorrow and then start nursing crazy hangovers the next day, or worse, the next couple of days. There are people who drink moderately but still have a hard time getting by the next day. Some people in Kenya are in this bracket. However, there are those who drink responsibly through the night and wake up and get on with life like nothing happened. In case you fall in the first or second group, you really need to look at this post I did about How to keep Hangovers at Bay.
This post got a lot of feedback and views because most people found the information helpful. This prompted me to write more articles that talk about health. Prevention is better than cure. Would you rather cause irreparable harm to your body or prevent the harm from happening? Whether you agree/disagree with me, telling people not to drink is like telling people not to have sex. The best thing to teach is protection & better drinking habits. I cannot overemphasize on this without writing more articles about the issue. Here is what you need to do to be a Responsible drinker in Kenya. You can enjoy your drink while still being healthy.
You need to understand how alcohol works when it gets into your body. So Jade (*Random name) is downing drinks at a party. She is taking whiskey on the rocks and doing shots with her friends. The alcohol (ethanol) makes its way to Jade’s stomach where around 20-25% of it gets absorbed into her bloodstream at once. As she continues to show her friends that she can handle herself, the alcohol goes to her small intestines where it is absorbed in the bloodstream. Once it’s in her bloodstream, the alcohol slowly heads toward to her liver for metabolism. Her liver continues taking it weekend after weekend, month after month. This is her life.