Your Guide to Healthy Alcohol Consumption


Everyone has questions about the proper, safe level of alcohol consumption in daily life. We’ve heard that one drink per day offers certain benefits, and then we hear it said it’s better not to drink at all. There is no question that drinking too much is a dangerous practice that can wreak havoc on our health and well-being. But how much is too much? We’ll take a comprehensive look at healthy drinking.

Young people often socialize in ways that involve the consumption of adult beverages and it’s important to understand what level of alcohol is safe. You don’t have to drink to excess on a daily basis to experience negative consequences from overindulgence and it’s vital to know your limits and stick to them in every situation. The commonly accepted guidelines suggest that for a healthy man, up to two alcoholic beverages per day are safe, and for women, that number is one per day. One standard alcoholic drink consists of one 12-ounce beer, 5 ounces of wine, or 1.5 ounces of distilled spirits, or hard liquor.

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