Alcohol for Athletes?

Drinking Alcohol🍺🍷🍹…GOOD ➕ or BAD ➖ for the ATHLETE❓❓

I NEVER like to be black or white with anything, but I do like people to be informed and then they can make their own decision on if it fits for them or not.😜😜💪

Here are some facts: 1⃣ Alcohol 🍷holds very little nutritional value to the athlete. It is high 🔺 in calories ( about 100 calories in 1.5 oz shot glass) and is unable to be converted to glycogen and typically gets stored as fat😝 2⃣  Your body stops absorbing other nutrients or food 🍴while trying to convert alcohol and get it out of the body, so your food ( nourishment) goes to waste 3⃣ you need to increase your conditioning to keep up with extra empty calories 4⃣ All the health benefits that alcohol may or may not have can be obtained from other foods 🍊 or herbs 🍃 without the negatives mentioned in this post 5⃣ it inhibits the usage or absorption vital nutrients  B1, B12, folic acid and zinc.   6⃣ consuming up to 5 drinks in one night 🌙 can affect you for up to three days and two consecutive nights 🌙 of this can affect you for up to five days😳 7⃣ it affects your ability form memories ( compromises the hippocampus) which means it slows 🐢 your learning process 🙀 bc if you can not form new memories.. You can not learn. 8⃣ It dehydrates 💧 you, and as a result it inhibits your performance 🏃conversion of energy ♻️ , and slows your bodies ability to heal itself 9⃣ decreases 🔻your bodies secretion of HGH by up to 70 percent ( helps up repair and build muscle).❗️🔟 am I saying do not drink ever?  No.  I am saying be informed and decide if it works for you. And how often you can afford to😉
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