The Damaging Effects of Alcohol to Your Body

It’s summer and barbecue season is finally here. One of the things that we enjoy with our juicy steak is a nice cold one, a glass of wine, or even a mixed drink. When the sun is blazing, there’s nothing better than a cool drink to quench our thirst and cool us off, right? While it may sound inviting, no one really thinks about the damaging effects on our bodies. As it turns out, alcohol does a number on your body.

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Brain

One of the first physical effects indicating that alcohol is in your system is the change in behavior. Alcohol can travel fast, especially if you’re not used to drinking. It can reach your brain and other parts of your central nervous system. This is what causes slurred speech, and lack of balance and coordination.

Heart