OK – here we go – here are some hard facts about alcohol that I am not sure we all want to hear.
Too much alcohol is not good for you – guess you knew that anyway – but did you know that in a survey commissioned by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) only 12% of people knew that half a bottle of wine contains five alcohol units? The recommended daily allowance of alcohol units for a woman is 2 to 3 units. So it’s not half a bottle of wine a day for us! And did you know that there are about 240 calories in a large glass of white wine?
Do you think that binge drinking is something that young girls do on a night out? Binge drinking is usually defined as drinking six or more units in one sitting for women. That’s a little over half a bottle – and who is most likely to do this? People over 55 in the higher demographic class groups. If this is all sounding a bit too familiar – now might be a good time to pause and think.
Value your blood pressure, your heart, your liver, your sleep and your weight – watch your alcohol intake.