Alcohol has many effects on the human body. One of these effects is the extra kilograms it can bring, as it is very caloric. Also, alcohol is a diuretic and you can get dehydrated if you use much alcohol and do not consume other non-alcoholic drinks which are not diuretics.
Alcohol may have more serious effects on the health, such as liver disease, stroke, high blood pressure, cancerous conditions, etc. It can also affect the mental health.
To avoid these problems, one should drink limited amounts of alcohol. Women can have up to 2 or 3 units per day, and men can consume up to 3-4 units. These amounts of alcohol cannot put their health at risk.
Some researches prove that 1-2 units of alcohol per day may protect against coronary heart disease in men over 40 years of age and women after the menopause.
Pregnant women are advised to avoid alcohol altogether as it may harm the fetus or even lead to miscarriage. Breast feeding women should limit alcohol consummation and they should not drink before they breast feed, as alcohol may pass into breast milk.
Limitation of alcohol consummation may turn to be difficult. The following tips can help cut down alcohol. It is important that you eat before you start drinking alcohol. Also, you should not start drinking alcohol if you are thirsty. Salty snacks should be avoided because they make you thirstier. Make sure to have plenty of water with the alcoholic drinks you consume. You should also consider the strength of the drinks and choose low-alcoholic drinks.