3. Strips the body of minerals and vitamins.
Alcohol has a diuretic effect on the body which promotes increase excretion of minerals and vitamins inside the body. When too much alcohol is consumed, it tends to strip off some of the important elements that our body needs namely Vitamin A, B complex, C, calcium, phosphorus and zinc. These elements are drained in rapid manner which can cause comprise to our body’s balance. In order to function properly, one must maintain the sufficient amount of minerals and vitamins inside the body that definitely involves supporting muscle growth.
4. Dehydration can and will occur.
Haven’t you noticed that every time you drink alcohol, you tend to ask for cold water or soda just to get rid of your thirst? This is because, as what is already said, that alcohol is fast-acting diuretic that can increase your body’s ability to dispose water. No doubt about it, every time you visit the John, the essential vitamins and minerals in your body are lost in your urine. If this continues to happen, the water in your body can’t sustain the necessity because of the increase excretion and muscle demand. And muscles are composed of about 60-70% water!
4. Increases storage of fats
Drinkers are known to possess large bellies. That’s because alcohol can trigger deposition of fats inside our bodies. Alcohol contains about 7 calories every gram which is the main reason why alcohol can make people fat in an unnatural way.
You have to take care of how you manage drinking most especially if you are maintaining an ideal body weight and size. A few drinks occasionally aren't bad as long as you can handle the effects. Otherwise your muscle gaining goals can be totally affected in a very negative way.