CIMA Medical Center in Miami Springs shares some tips on alcohol consumption and your health. The question is how much alcohol is too much alcohol?
1 drink is 1.5 ounces (1 shot) of hard liquor, 5 oz. of wine, 12 oz. of beer, or 8 to 9 oz. of malt liquor.
𝗠𝗼𝗱𝗲𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗗𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 is 1 drink per day for women and 1–2 drinks per day for men.
𝗛𝗲𝗮𝘃𝘆 𝗗𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 is more than 3 drinks per day (or more than 7 drinks per week) for women, more than 4 drinks per day (or more than 14 drinks per week) for men.
3 Ways to Benefit from Drinking Less:
- Save money. Spend less on beer, wine, liqueur, and all the spontaneous purchases you make once you’ve had a couple of drinks.
- Get stuff done. Feel more focused and energized to do the things you want to do.
- Clear your head. Taking a break from drinking or cutting way back can give you some clarity and a new perspective on your life and your relationships, including your relationship with alcohol.
Folks, many people who drink are not entirely honest when they go see their doctor. It’s important that you share your true drinking habits so that your physician can properly assess and address any issues. Plus, it’s important to follow all the instructions on the warning labels of medicines you may be taking including pausing the consumption of alcohol to protect your body from things like liver damage.
Also make sure to get your annual physical checkup. If you don’t already have a doctor or are unhappy with the care you have received, make an appointment today with the caring and convenient CIMA Medical Center in Miami Springs. They’re located just a few doors down from the Post Office on Westward Drive.
𝑺𝒐𝒖𝒓𝒄𝒆: The US. government’s Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2021-2025