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83909437alcool-14728-jpgThe studies on the health effects of alcohol can get very confusing. Although the over consumption of alcohol is a main contributor to liver disease and other health related problems, it appears that a small amount of alcohol daily may actually have some important health benefits! 

Main Benefits Of Moderate Intake

  • Decrease risk of stroke or heart disease
  • Decreased risk of gallstones
  • Lowers chance of getting diabetes
  • Improves Libido
  • Flushes toxins out of blood

Main Risks Of Excessive Intake

  • Increased risk in liver disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Elevated triglyceride levels
  • Depression
  • Addiction
  • Risk of suicide
  • Risk of Heart attack
  • Weight Gain

The key word is moderation when it comes to alcohol. There are many health benefits to having 1-2 glasses of wine or beer a night. When drinking try to alternate between alcohol and non alcohol drinks. Ex, for every glass of wine or beer have 1 glass of water. Make sure to cap yourself on 2 glasses a night and see the benefits of what a moderate intake of alcohol can do for you.

Calorie Count Approximation

  • 1 glass of wine = 83 calories
  • 1 glass of wine = 165 calories
  • 1.5 oz whiskey = 51 calories

Remember everything in moderation!

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Nate

 

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