The charitable heroes of Macmillan are asking people to go sober for October, in a new fundraising initiative to support people with cancer. But why should you sign up? I’ll tell you why.
Binning the alcohol could be hugely beneficial to people with coeliac disease, or those avoiding gluten for health reasons. In fact it’s great for anyone, but it’s especially great for you!
Reasons to Go Sober for October:
- Alcohol causes intestinal troubles, something particularly important for coeliacs and gluten-dodgers. While we can store nutrients, protein, carbohydrates, and fat in our bodies, we can’t store alcohol. So our systems want to get rid of it, and doing so takes priority. All of the other processes that should be taking place (including absorbing nutrients and burning fat) are interrupted. What you wanna do that for?
- You’ll give your liver a little breather, which is important because alcohol can damage our intestine which lets toxins from our gut bacteria get into the liver. These toxins can also lead to inflammation and scarring. Bad news!
- You’ll save a tonne of money, which you could, if you like, donate to Macmillan. Or you could use your newfound funds to put towards Christmas pressies or a simply sensational fireworks display in Guy Fawkes’s honour.
- You’ll lose lots of weight! Did you know how many calories there are in alcohol? A LOT. See, look at this. Terrifying isn’t it? Now think about your skinny jeans. Hmmm.
- Alcohol also has other troublesome side effects: cancer, blood pressure issues, heart disease, diabetes, the list goes on…
Convinced? Let’s sign up to Go Sober for October! There’s still plenty of time to spread the word and get your nearest and dearest to sponsor your healthy endeavour!
If that glass of wine really can’t be prised from your grasp though you could still make a donation to Macmillan. Every little helps eh?