Alcohol consumption should be done in moderation and limited to one drink a day for women and two drinks a day for men. When alcohol is consumed at a higher rate, it can cause a variety of short and long-term health risks.
12 ounces of beer (5% ABV) | 5 ounces of wine
8 ounces of beer (7%ABV) | 1.5 ounces of liquor
When a person consumes alcohol, the immune system’s response can be slowed, which means more time will be needed to clear out germs & viruses from our body. When the body is unable to clear germs/viruses, the illness or infection can worsen and the recovery can be delayed.
Consuming alcohol can have many risks that can be detrimental to your health. When it comes to your immune system and fighting off viruses and infections, alcohol can trigger a negative response in the body.