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Truth About Beer and Your Belly

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Is it true that drinking a lot of alcohol causes a big belly? Have you ever heard of a beer belly? It means that some people have a large stomach as a result of drinking too much beer.

Let’s dissect this assumption and separate the myth from the fact.

Here is the truth about beer and your belly:

If you are trying to lose weight and you are still drinking beer, then it is obvious you aren’t serious about your goal.

An average can of beer contains more than 150 calories. Plus, it increases appetite, so in addition to the calories you get from the food, you are adding more from alcohol intake.

When you drink a lot of alcohol, your liver burns the alcohol first and not the food you eat which makes you pack on weight.

Men will most likely have a beer belly because of how fat is stored in their bodies. Men store fat in their stomachs while do in their arms, legs and buttocks – and also their tummy.


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However, beer affects men more by decreasing the level of testosterone in their bodies.

Beer belly is dangerous to have because it contains visceral fat that can lead to more dangerous diseases like diabetes, hypertension and cancer.

Spirits and wine do not have as much alcohol as beer does. Studies have shown that wine drinkers are healthier than those who drink spirits or beer.

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