Do you know what a standard drink looks like?
In small amounts, alcohol of any kind increases the good cholesterol in your blood. Red wine in particular has been linked to reduced blood pressure and a decreased risk of type 2 diabetes. But just as there are benefits associated with drinking small amounts of alcohol, there are also drawbacks.
Drinking one standard drink per day on a regular basis can raise the risk of breast cancer in women. And for both men and women, regular drinking damages organs and makes it harder for the body to maintain a healthy weight.
Most people come unstuck when pouring. A standard drink contains 10 grams of alcohol. As to how far to fill a glass depends on whether you’re drinking beer, wine or spirits.
There is no reason why you can’t enjoy a standard drink or two, but not every night.
Keep your health the best it can be for you.