How much Alcohol Should You Drink?

Apr 20th 2018 Posted by MDR

When Grandma poured a glass of wine in the "good ole days" it was probably about 2 oz. in a delicate small glass. In fact, historians say 300 years ago wine glasses were seven times smaller than they are today. Glass sizes have doubled since 1990. Bigger seems better but wanting a glass half full may be the better choice.

Today we are drinking in oversized glasses that may hold a lot more than one standard serving, which is 5 ounces of wine, 12 ounces of beer, or 1.5 ounces of liquor.

Most experts say it is safe for women to have one drink a day and men up to two drinks, but that's calculated with the above standard servings. Drinking too much alcohol can harm your liver and increase the risk of certain cancers. Remember moderation is the rule.

A recent study by the University of California San Diego School of Medicine found a correlation between moderate drinking on a regular basis and prolonged cognitive health, as well as longevity. Drinking alcohol is not recommended for everyone but this study suggests you can enjoy a toast to your health!

Harvard researchers found that red wine contains a molecule linked to longevity called Resveratrol. This powerful antioxidant offers cardiovascular benefits and is thought to be one reason why the French have such a low rate of heart disease, despite eating a high fat diet. You can get the benefits of the highest quality resVida Resveratrol in MDR Ultra Pure Resveratrol. Each small gelatin capsule delivers 50 mg. of the Resveratrol, the equivalent resveratrol in 27 five ounce glasses of red wine!


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