Consider a scenario where you go to a friend’s house to party hard at night. You want to totally lose it by binge drinking.
But the problem is: You have an important meeting the next day.
Now, that can be really boring and troublesome because you don’t want to perform badly at that meeting. After all, that can have serious implications regarding your career.
Let me give another scenario. Consider yourself as a gym enthusiast who cannot afford to skip a day in his workout routine.
Because gaining those muscles is important and you want to get maximum out of that hard work you’ve been doing for the last several months.
You want to achieve that peak level that you always wished for.
Still doesn’t sound familiar?
Ok, let’s say you are an employee trying to get employment and a decent job when one day your employer suddenly shows up with A DRUG TEST!
Now, that can have a serious problem if you test positive.
If you fail it then that’s a goodbye, my friend.
Then, what should you do?
You look for solutions.
In this article, we’re gonna give you some tips and hacks that you can use to cleanse your body from alcohol.
Can Excess Alcohol Intake Affect Your Health?
Now, the first thing that most of you might be wondering may be: “Can excess alcohol affect my health?”
Well plain and simple: Yes, it can.
Research states that chronic alcohol intake is associated with about 60 different diseases.
Whoa! That’s a big number.
Alcohol can also affect your liver and pancreas badly leading to alcoholic liver disease and chronic pancreatitis.
It can also have severe implications during pregnancy where it can affect the mental health and growth of the newborn.
Intake of alcohol during pregnancy can also lead to miscarriages.
How Long Does It Take To Get Alcohol Out Of Your Body?
Healthline states that your body processes and removes alcohol at a rate of 20 mg/dl/hour.
Based on that it will depend on how much alcohol you have taken.
However, this rough metric may not be the best indicator because several factors impact the elimination of alcohol from the body.
Does Metabolism Play A Role?
One of the major factors is your metabolic rate.
Yes, metabolic rate holds a prime importance because we all function at different levels.
You cannot expect an athlete and someone working in an office sitting on a chair all day to have the same metabolic rate.
But genetics has some role to play too when it comes to metabolism.
The second factor is the working condition of your liver and kidney.
The liver is the major metabolic center in your body. It’s like a car dump where everything gets crushed and modified in the required form.
So, if you have a pre-existing liver condition, your body will metabolize alcohol slower than usual which will eventually lead to the slow conversion of alcohol into a form that’s good for elimination.
Let’s see briefly how the kidneys make the difference.
Well, the kidneys are the major excretory organ of the body that extracts unnecessary metabolites from the blood and sends it out of your body in the form of urine.
So, the algorithm looks somewhat like this:
Mouth => Stomach (some absorption) => Intestines (maximum absorption) => Liver => Kidneys => Out of the Body
How Does Age Relate To Alcohol Removal From The Body?
Another factor that can affect the elimination of alcohol from your body is your age.
Now, age comes into play only if you are at the extremes of the age limits.
What this means is that if you are underage or an elderly, your body will process alcohol slower than an average adult.
Note: Always consult the law regarding the minimum allowed age for consuming alcohol in your state so you don’t get into trouble.
Methods to Cleanse Your Body from Alcohol
Let’s get started with the hacks. Shall we?
1. Drink loads of water
Now that might be fairly obvious, but water is the ‘essence of life’.
Without water, there’s no existence. Period.
What if I tell you that it can help you here too?
Since alcohol makes your body goes in a state of dehydration.
So, there’s a definite need for you to rehydrate your body sufficiently so it gets back to its original fluid state.
This also helps you clear the alcohol from your body faster.
So, make sure you start pouring those glasses of water in your tummy.
Your body will thank you.
2. Eat Fruit
Well, now you might be wondering, “Well mister, you sound like my grandma.”
The fact is: Fruit contains a lot of nutrients that you have lost due to binge drinking.
So, if you eat fruit your body will regain them which means better chances for your kidneys to perform at their optimum level.
Plus eating fruit regularly will make you healthy in the process as they contain several essential nutrients in just the right proportion.
The dietary fiber in fruit will help prevent constipation.
3. Eat a nutritious diet
By that, I mean a diet that contains lots of vitamins.
Now, vitamins are chemicals that make up an important part of your body’s chemistry.
Although you need them in very small amounts yet they perform important functions in the body.
Alcohol depletes them hence disturbing the equilibrium.
So, when you take a nutritious diet, your body regains the vitamins and starts functioning better making the process of elimination faster.
4. Try Cranberry juice
Now cranberry juice may not be your favorite remedy for cleansing, but it works.
You might not like the taste, but it’s good.
It can help detox super-fast compared to the artificial detoxing agents.
Cranberry juice has several benefits. It’s amazing.
Why not give it a try?
5. Try OTC detox kits
Over-the-counter or OTC detox kits are not something we directly recommend unless nothing is working for you well from all the methods mentioned above.
You must always look at the back of the labels to know the components.
And remember; always consult your physician before using anything you are not sure about.
Do proper research about the kit to see if it’s actually legit and displays the concentration of each nutrient separately on the label.
6. Sleep and let nature take over
Sleep is the no. remedy for your body to recover naturally.
You relax and let your kidneys do their job.
Alcohol intake naturally makes you sleepy, so if nothing else seems to work, just let it happen the natural way.
However, if there’s a need to quickly get alcohol out of your body, this may not be perfect and you still may need to opt for a remedy that works faster.
Golden Nuggets to Drinking While Staying Healthy
While drinking socially is considered ok, excessive alcohol intake can seriously jeopardize your health.
Here are some golden tips that will help you stay healthy while enjoying your parties to the full.
1. Keep an eye on the amount you consume
While this may seem obvious, but binge drinking regularly can create lots of problems.
Besides having some serious health implications, binge drinking can create some problems in your social life.
So, it’s better to keep a check on the amount you are consuming in each session.
Better safe than sorry. Right?
2. Don’t drive drunk
Driving while drinking can create serious problems for you and those around you.
Several driving laws prohibit drivers from drinking while driving a vehicle.
You need perfect focus while driving which is something you cannot have while you’re drunk.
3. Don’t drink with a liver condition
Alcohol can not only lead to alcoholic liver disease but it can also exacerbate the pre-existing conditions.
So, to maintain an adequate level of health you’ll want to replace that drinking habit with something more health-friendly.
4. Limit alcohol intake during pregnancy
Ideally, you should not be consuming alcohol during pregnancy as it can have serious implications and can be a big problem for your child.
But if you are so addicted to alcohol that giving up completely isn’t an option, try limiting the amount you consume so you minimize the risk factors and save your child from a malady.
Cleansing your body from alcohol is essential especially when it contains the risk of affecting your job.
So, it’s important to take effective measures to help you get it out fast.
It is also very important to keep an eye on the amount of alcohol you are consuming regularly so you may save yourself from the associated problems.
We mentioned several proven methods that if opted well, work like magic.
They’ll help you get the job done quickly so you get that charming smile on your face while going to the office.
Sounds like a great plan.
Which method did you like? Have you tried any of these methods yet?