lism; liver function; NAD; fatty liver; oxidative stress; antioxidants; S–adenosylmethionine Introduction Background Information and thesis statement Alcohol provides various functions for people throughout history. It was used for a variety of purposes in the past and even now. Since the past times to the present, alcohol has played a crucial role in religion and worship. Alcoholic beverages have been used as sources of nutrients and also for their antiseptic, medicinal, and analgesic properties. Many people who take alcohol are malnourished, either because they take little of essential nutrients (e.g., proteins, carbohydrates, and vitamins) or because the metabolization of alcohol prevents the body from digesting, absorbing, and using those nutrients properly. Alcoholics often experience the deficiency of vitamins and proteins, especially vitamin A, which may lead to liver disease and other disorders related to alcohol. Heavy drinkers do not require medication for alcohol related problems because they show less signs of malnutrition (Heuberger, 2009). Alcoholics who take a high-fat diet without any physical activity may suffer obesity of the trunk of the body. This study identifies the nutritional value and effects of alcohol and alcoholic beverages on the consumer’s health. Alcohol has evolved over time and alcohol-abuse is now rampant than before. Its usefulness has turned out to harmful effects. Excessive intake of alcohol leads to addiction among other severe effects upon consumption. History of Alcohol Alcohol has provided various functions for people throughout history. Since the past times, to the present, alcohol has played an important role in religion and worship. Alcoholic beverages have been used as sources of nutrients and also for their antiseptic,...
This paper approves that from the second someone takes the first sip, alcohol begins to affect the body and mind. Someone starts feeling more sociable, walking and talking become harder when taken in excess. Excessive consumption of alcohol can lead to sickness, nausea and diarrhoea. Drinking excess alcohol causes bloating and circles under the eyes of the user, dries out the skin leading to wrinkles and premature aging. The skin begins from the ability to blush and flush and progress to a facial disfiguration.
This essay makes a conclusion that alcohol has served a crucial role in enhancing enjoyment and quality of life, which should not be underestimated. It can provide entertainment, can serve as a social lubricant, can facilitate relaxation, can enhance the flavors of food, and can provide pharmacological pleasure. Chronic drinkers do not consume a balanced diet hence show signs of malnutrition such as deficiencies of proteins, amino acids, and certain vitamins. Vitamin A is useful for eye functioning and bone growth. Lack of vitamin or excessive intake can lead to liver disease or fibrosis. There are changes in the dietary patterns daily with increasing consumption of alcohol and energy derived from alcoholic drinks substitutes for macronutrients such as protein, carbohydrate, and fat. The study also brings the comparison between the percentage of energy from macronutrients and alcohol consumption levels. The relationship between gender, weight, body and alcohol is debatable. Alcoholics are malnourished because alcohol affects their absorbance of food in the body system.