The consumption of alcohol plays an important social role in many cultures. Especially when you go to the club, when you do businesses, when you’re dating and many other things. But when you’re lifting weights, does it affect muscle growth?
The answer is: depending on the quantity of alcohol intake.
Studies show that our body has no mechanism to turn alcohol into bodyfat.
Consumed in moderation, alcohol is very useful to improve your social life but also a low dose of alcohol have a small increase of T level in men.
Anyway, the myth that ”alcohol makes you fat” is not real, unless you’re already into a calorie surplus. Any surplus of calorie no matter from where it comes, will make you fat no matter what.
Moderate drinking of alcohol is not unhealthy!
Research shows that moderate to light drinkers outlive nondrinkers. As well, moderate consumption of alcohol improves insulin sensitivity, allowing you to better handle of carbs.
And light to moderate alcohol consumption seems to protect against type 2-diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease and depression. No need to feel guilty the next time you enjoy whiskey soda.
Keep in mind that any good thing will come in moderation. Any form of excesses can damage your health. As well as water keeps you alive, in excess, water can kill you as well. Same thing happen with anything in life.