While some says that drinking alcohol may increase your risk of health problems, keep in mind that it also helps to remove the stress, the bra, the panties and many other problems.
Oops, did I forget to mention that alcohol may offer some health benefits as well?
The vital point is on the dose. Alcohol consumption seems to be helping in reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and gallstone, according to the article on Mayo Clinic – only if you keep it moderate.
The definition of moderate drinking is when the benefits of alcohol outweighs the risks. How do we calculate the moderate drinking anyways? One drink a day for women of all ages and men older than 65, while for men below 65 ideally two drinks a day. In the U.S., one drink is usually considered to be 12 ounces of beer, 5 ounces of wine, or 1.5 ounces of spirits.
Unsatisfied? Put your hands up if you’re a drinker and you think 8 glasses of water a day seems impossible but 8 beers is so damn easy!
But bear with this, you’re a heavy drinker if you consume more than three drinks a day or more than seven drinks a week, yet, say that you have seven drinks on Saturday night and not drinking for the rest of the week is not same with having one drink a day throughout the week. Although the amount might be same, study shows that regular consumption have less implication on your health. What you drink is not as important as how you drink.
After all, drinking alcohol is not risk-free – nothing in the world is risk-free. But if you drink alcohol now and healthy, congratulations you have successfully drink responsibly and in moderation.