United States experts agree that
sensible drinking can be good for your health
Every five years, the US Government appoints over thirty top nutritionists, doctors and epidemiologists to advise on what Americans should eat and drink for optimal health. These experts, aided by researchers from the USDA Office of Nutrition Guidance and Analysis, typically spend 18 months assessing the latest medical evidence about nutrition and health.
Here are key statements about alcohol in their 2015-2020 Report:
“The Committee confirmed..that moderate alcohol intake can be a component of a healthy dietary pattern..."
"The U.S. population should be encouraged and guided to consume dietary patterns that are... moderate in alcohol
What do they mean by "moderate" ?
... or in plain language....
"MODERATE" = HOW MUCH TO DRINK FOR OPTIMUM HEALTH
Ideal Daily Intake
Occasional Daily Maximum
3 glasses wine 2 pints beer 4 gins
2 glasses wine 1½ pints beer 2 ½ gins
1 glass wine 1 can of beer 1 gin
4 glasses wine 2½pints beer 5 gins
1 Gin = a single measure of any spirit/liquor
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