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To avoid becoming drunk...

  • Never drink without a food or snack

  • Avoid alcohol on an empty stomach

  • Dilute strong drinks

  • Keep track of what you are drinking

  • Finish one glass at a time.

  • Go for quality rather than quantity

  • Avoid binging

If you are a fit adult, alcohol in moderation can benefit your health and encourage relaxation.

It helps stimulate conversation, which is beneficial over meals because it slows down consumption, which, in turn, helps the digestive system. It has shown to limit the danger of disease- promoting free radicals. The active ingredients in alcohol, found particularly in dark beers and red wine, are antioxidants known as falconoid. Some falconoid attack furred up arteries; others have anticancer properties. Yet others help reduce the incidence of coronary thrombosis.

The problems with Alcohol:

Long- term excessive alcohol consumption can cause health problems: it leads to liver damage, as well as to diseased heart muscles and certain cancers. In men it can lead to impotence, in women there is evidence of more rapidly aging skin and fetal abnormality, as well as miscarriage.

What is a unit???

The most responsible way to approach alcohol intake is to find what suits your body, weight and other circumstances. Age and gender make a difference, as does the efficiency of your enzyme system, which helps metabolize alcohol. Regular drinkers generally deal with alcohol more efficiently than occasional bingers.

The information contained in this Site/Service is not intended nor is it implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice or taken for medical diagnosis or treatment.

Author - Body and Mind

Published - 2013-01-17