Don’t drink alcohol: the best health advice to stay healthy this holiday season. But, holiday parties are incomplete without a little alcohol. So here are some practical tips for you to drink safely during the festive season.
- Avoid drinking on an empty stomach
- Eat something before and during drinking
- If you can, stick with beverage of lower alcohol content such as wine spritzers and vermouth and soda
- Drink slowly because consuming moderate amounts of alcohol slowly has health benefits
- Pour your drinks so you will have a clear idea how much you are drinking
- Drink plenty of water and it is the simplest way to reduce some of the severe effects of hangovers
- Avoid mixing alcohol with energy drinks
- If heading out to drink, set a limited budget on how many bucks you will spend on alcoholic beverages to reduce consumption
- Plan activities that do not involve alcohol and try to have fun me without revolving around alcohol
- Plan for alcohol-free days, week or month where you only consume water or fruit juices
Holidays are meant to be enjoyed. Excessive alcohol consumption during holidays can be harmful to your liver. You may not consider that drinking for a few night parties can spoil your liver, but too much of alcohol in a short amount of time definitely can. By following these effective tips, you can make sure you save your liver from harm and your overall health from the evil effects of alcohol.
The allowed maximum intake of alcohol as per guidelines:
Men should not regularly consume more than 3-4 units of alcohol a day.
Women should not regularly drink more than 2-3 units a day.
(One alcohol unit is measured as 10ml of pure alcohol. This equals a third of a pint of beer or one 25ml single measure of whiskey)