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Did You Know...
... it takes at least an hour for the average person to burn up the alcohol in one standard drink?
Do you guys like a little drinky poo at the end of the night? When you go out to dinner with the girls? On date nights? Well in most all of those cases that is a great idea. Alcohol is a very healthy thing when used in moderation and when used wisely.
First off, men and women are not one size fits all when it comes to our alcohol consumption. We are definitely on two different playing fields because women break down alcohol less efficiently. A man of the same size and weight as us would be able to drink more alcohol with less effect on him than on a woman. So please don't play any drinking games where you are possibly trying to keep up the same consumption as a man because that could just end badly - for you. Unfortunately, men are more likely to be alcohol dependent than women because many times they may have more stresses than us. i.e. primary breadwinner, loss of said bread due to unemployment, they lost their dog, truck, and girlfriend all in one day...you know.
How much alcohol should women drink to benefit their health?
Remember this rule - all drinks in moderation. Moderate for a woman is up to one (1) drink a day and up to two (2) drinks a day for men. And did you know that they now have specific guidelines as to what and how much constitutes a "drink"? Here are the guidelines in picture form because that's how my brain works - picture style.
The benefits of drinking some red wine every day are very abundant, especially when you choose the right kind. Researchers at the University of California have dubbed these varieties to be the best choice due to their high concentration of antioxidant flavonoids:
- Cabernet sauvignon #1
- Pinot noir #2
- Petit syrah #3
So when you down a glass of these reds you can smile because you will be singlehandedly be tackling potential body troubles such as heart disease, types of cancer, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, and also protecting brain ailments.
Go on, drink to your health!
*some obvious statements that may or may not need repeating: don't drink if you are pregnant, have a history of drinking, or are on medications that may cause adverse affects if mixed with alcohol.
Song of the Week: Although our household is so torn up having to say goodbye to last weeks song "Walking on Sunshine" we welcome this weeks song of "There's One in Every Crowd" by Montgomery Gentry. They sing about the ill effects alcohol can have on us. Don't get carried away by the catchy tune because I promise there is a message somewhere in there! ;o)