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30 Interesting Facts About Alcohol And Your Health




  1. The alcohol content of a common bottle of beer, glass of wine, and mixed drink are equal.
  2. People who drink in moderation tend to be healthier and live longer than those who either abstain or abuse alcohol. Moderation means less than 0.01% of blood / breath alcohol concentration.
  3. I’m 65kg and anything more than 3 pints of beer in an hour, 3 margaritas in an hour, or 3 dry martinis in an hour will make me convictable of driving under the influence.
  4. Here’s a tip if you’ll be driving after drinking. Know that the alcohol’s effect can be limited by not drinking more than 1 drink each hour.
  5. Moderate consumption of alcohol does not appear to contribute to weight gain.
  6. Distilled spirits like ginger wine, vodka, absinthe, whiskey, brandy, rum, tequila and gin contain no carbohydrates, no fats of any kind, and no cholesterol. However, alcohol content is 35%.
  7. Over half of the hospitals in the largest 65 Metropolitan areas in the U. S. have reported that they offer alcohol beverage service to their patients.
  8. Alcohol does not destroy brain cells. In fact, the moderate consumption of alcohol is often associated with improved cognitive functioning.
  9. High protein foods help slow the absorption of alcohol into the body. They include cheese, peanut butter, peanuts or any kind of red meat.
  10. Choosing not to continue drinking anymore may be a bit hard at a gathering. However, you can choose a number of beverages that look like alcoholic drinks (aka mocktails). They include tomato juice, lemonade, iced tea, water and ice cubes, club soda with orange juice, tonic water with a twist or wedge of lime, and either orange juice or 7-Up with grenadine. Let’s toast!
  11. The alcohol in drinks of alcohol content less than 15% or more than 30% tend to be absorbed into the body more slowly.
  12. Restaurants and bars often provide free non-alcoholic beverages to designated drivers, like fresh lime + water.
  13. Designated driver and similar programs have contributed to a decrease in drunk driving fatalities of about one-fourth over a period of 10 years.
  14. Estimate your limits to either stop or slow down and start drinking lots of water.
  15. Almost 2.5 times more teenagers in the US were current consumers of alcohol in 1979 than in 1997 (50 % vs. 21 %)
  16. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (BAFT) refuses to let alcohol producers distribute scientific medical information or evidence on health benefits associated with moderate alcohol consumption.
  17. Alcohol abstinence leads to increase risk of heart diseases. Simply put, not drinking any alcohol increases a person’s chances of suffering heart diseases.
  18. Many of the health benefits of alcohol consumption are lost if it is not consumed on a regular basis.
  19. Beverage alcohol contains NO fat or cholesterol of any kind. However, it is packed with calories.
  20. Hangover in other languages.
    • The French call it ‘wood mouth’
    • Germans refer to it as ‘wailing of the cats’
    • Italians call it ‘out of tune’
    • Malaysians call it ‘lo’
    • Norwegians identify it as ‘carpenters in the head’
    • Spaniards call it ‘backlash’
    • Swedes refer to it as ‘pain in the hair roots’
  21. Funny anti-hangover methods
    • Ancient Greeks ate cabbages
    • Ancient Romans ate fried canaries.
    • Some present day Germans eat a breakfast of red meat and bananas.
    • Some French drink strong coffee with salt.
    • Some Chinese drink spinach tea.
    • Some Puerto Ricans rub half a lemon under their drinking arm.
    • Some Haitians stick 13 black-headed needles into the cork of the bottle from which they drank
    • Some Russians drink vodka in an effort to cure hangovers.

    None of the above ‘cures’ is effective!

  22. A mixed drink containing carbonated beverage is absorbed into the body more quickly than straight shots.
  23. Nearly a dozen states with a .08 BAC level have proposed reducing this level to .06 or lower. Washington State has actually had legislation proposed to make even .02 illegal. This level is exceeded by consuming less than one drink or by simply using mouthwash. Since half of all intoxicated drivers involved in fatal accidents have a BAC of .17 (nearly nine times higher than .02) or greater, is the real interest here in stopping drunk driving accidents or in stopping all drinking?
  24. It is never safe or wise to drink heavily, although it is not nearly so very dangerous as usually portrayed in the media. For example, based on data from the Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drugs, for a student who “binges,” (which they define as consuming four to five or more drinks on an occasion), the chance of a fatality is about one in 8,666,667 so-called ‘binges’. Furthermore, fatalities are disproportionately found among those who have consumed over 20 drinks in less than two hours.
  25. In the United States Pharmacopoeia, alcohol is listed as medicinal.
  26. In medical research literature, long term heavy drinking mothers will result in Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.
  27. Beginning to drink early in life does not necessarily lead to problems later in life.
  28. The original purpose of mint juleps appears to have been medicinal.
  29. All 13 minerals necessary for human life can be found in alcohol beverages.
  30. The drinking of ‘healths’ is a custom found around the world

However, if you have issues keeping to your recommended maximum intake, here are 16 ways to reduce your alcohol.


     



2 thoughts on “30 Interesting Facts About Alcohol And Your Health

  1. EVERYTHING THEY SAY ON HERE ABOUT ALCOHOL IS SO TRUE, WHOEVER HAS NEVER DRINKEN ALCOHOL NEVER TRY IT I KNOW BECAUSE I HAVE BEEN THROUGH THIS BEFORE AND I AM ONLY 15 YRS. OLD

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