Drinking is a social act that has become more and more popular to do in good company. Certain studies show that social drinkers have more friends and receive more emotional support in various life situations.
The social consumption of alcohol can have a great effect on the well-being of people. It is linked to social activities, such as laughter, singing and dancing. With this, we strengthen our social ties.
Over the years, the link between alcohol and the release of endorphins has also been demonstrated, which is especially relevant. But only when consumed in moderation. In fact, the activation of endorphins not only makes us more relaxed but also seems to tune the immune system.
The fact that drinking continues to be a social fact is significant, and this is because it brings two potential social benefits: One is that moderate alcohol consumption increases psychological well-being and, directly or indirectly, promotes the construction of close personal ties and supports social bonds.
Recent research has shown that low or moderate levels of alcohol consumption may have beneficial effects on cognition and that this may include social cognition. That is to say, if you cultivate a healthy attitude towards alcohol consumption, not only do you avoid abuse but also give a positive example to friends and family.
Tips for moderate drinking
- Combine the drink with food and tapas, especially when you go out with friends.
- Mix it up with non-alcoholic beverages like water between each consumption.
- Drink quality wine, experiment with new flavours to enter the world of pairing.
- Take vitamin supplements with folic acid, especially if you’re a woman, because alcohol consumption lowers your levels.
- Do not drink alone.
- Do not drink if you are planning to drive or you are in situations of risk or at work.
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