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15 reasons why giving up coffee and alcohol are worth it

The Active Times Logo By Hristina Byrnes of The Active Times | Slide 1 of 16: Alcoholic beverages and coffee have no season. People want them in the summer to cool off and, especially wine, liquor and hot coffee, in the colder months to warm up. A recent study found that heavy drinking among Americans rose by 17.2 percent between 2005 and 2012. To make matters worse, people consume more in a shorter period of time. Binging is up almost 9 percent. In some ways coffee and alcohol cancel each other out. Research has shown that high coffee intake was associated observationally with low risk of obesity, metabolic syndrome and diabetes. This is not to say that you should drink more alcohol because you can't “fix” the problem with caffeine. Both have too many other negative effects that outweigh the benefits.

15 Reasons Why Giving Up Coffee and Alcohol Are Worth It

Alcoholic beverages and coffee have no season. People want them in the summer to cool off and, especially wine, liquor and hot coffee, in the colder months to warm up. A recent study found that heavy drinking among Americans rose by 17.2 percent between 2005 and 2012. To make matters worse, people consume more in a shorter period of time. Binging is up almost 9 percent. In some ways coffee and alcohol cancel each other out. Research has shown that high coffee intake was associated observationally with low risk of obesity, metabolic syndrome and diabetes. This is not to say that you should drink more alcohol because you can't “fix” the problem with caffeine. Both have too many other negative effects that outweigh the benefits.

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