Tonight, I am sitting at home enjoying a glass of Cabernet and reading a magazine, when all of a sudden I run across an article called “Your Body on a Margarita.” So I, being an margarita lover as well as a wine lover, decided to read the article and it affected me enough to want to share it with you guys.
Upon your first sip of a margarita (on an empty stomach) the drink hits your stomach and makes its way via your bloodstream to your liver where it then has to work so hard on that ONE sip that it shuts down its other key duty, PROCESSING CALORIES, to process the margarita out of your system. (I don’t know about you, but I certainly do not want my liver to stop processing calories!)
During the first 30 minutes of drinking a margarita your liver converts the liquor into a known carcinogen called acetaldehyde and then breaks it down into acetate, which is less harmful. Because your liver is then overwhelmed the alcohol backs up in your bloodstream and shoots up to your brain where it disrupts nerve cells that control your memory. Meanwhile, if your margarita contains triple sec, the drink’s sugar content has caused an insulin spike which may lead to sweating and overindulging in salty foods you’d normally stay away from.
After an hour the alcohol is finally neutralized but not before the liver stored all those calories it could not eliminate!
OMG! Does this make you want to stop drinking margaritas?? It does me! I sure hope this doesn’t apply to red wine, too! (As I take a sip)
The above information came from Women’s Health Magazine.