MORE THAN 1 TO 2 ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES A DAY
Indulging in more than one alcoholic drink per day for women and two drinks per day for men has been linked to negative health effects later in life. ‘While I seldom tell any of my clients to avoid alcohol completely, I do make sure they know there is a fine line between healthy consumption in moderation and amounts that can affect your health both in the short- and long-term,’ says Adams.
‘While there may be health benefits to consuming small amounts of alcohol (namely wine), it isn’t risk-free.’ In fact, Adams points out that most research on the matter shows that possible positive effects of alcohol place the serving at a single 12-ounce beer, 5-oz glass of wine, or 1.5 oz of liquor (80 proof), which is much less than the average drinker consumes on the regular.
The negative effects of too much alcohol include heart disease, liver damage, pancreatitis, increased risk of mouth, esophageal, throat, liver and breast cancer, etc., so keep your drinking to a moderate, well-balanced amount.