To drink or not to drink that is the question. How much is too much, that is another question.
Drinking is part of our daily life and we must admit that alcohol, though not necessarily 100% healthy, gives us a sense of warmth, comfort and relaxation, under proper consumption of course . Very often, however, we tend to lose certain control over how much we consume when we are over the moon after being fueled by the sinful but beautiful liquid.
While some people can obviously drink a lot more than the others, how much exactly is regarded as excessive consumption in a scientific perspective? According to NHS in the UK, the recommended weekly limit is 14 units.
Take a look at the alcohol unit guide here:
Type of drink & number of alcohol units
*Single small shot of spirits (25ml, ABV 40%) ---1 unit
*Standard glass of red/white/rosé wine (175ml, ABV 12%) ---2.1 units
*Pint of higher-strength lager/beer/cider (ABV 5.2%) ---3 units
To make it simple, one can drink 14 shot (25ml per shot), 7 glass of wine (175ml per glass) and 5 pints of beer per week without exceeding the recommended limit.
I know I know, many of you are gonna say you can easily drink a bottle of wine or 4 pints in one night but hey guys, let's take it as a reference. I hope we all drink healthily and stay health.