Much has been written about the positive and negative properties of alcohol (red wine at least). So do we drink more, less or should we change our drinking habits?
In recent years sensible alcohol consumption has been written in terms of units per week (21 for men and 14 for women). Today it is deemed more advisable to think in terms of units per day - 3
or 4 is the safe guideline for men.
Understandable. More or less.Drinking more than this per day puts you at risk of developing heart disease and liver problems, to name but two serious symptoms.
Moderate drinking enables the body to lower harmful LDL-cholestrol levels
and raise the protective HDL-cholestrol levels - combats / prevents heart
Alcohol increases blood flow and reduces the chance of developing blood
We have come up with some helpful tips on cutting down if you drink excessively.
Go out later - you are likely to drink less
Replace some alcoholic drinks with nonalcoholic refreshments
Drink longer drinks - stay clear of unit heavy spirits
Find other ways to relax. e.g. Exercise or take in a film.