Wine. Beer. Wine cooler. Mixture Mix drink. Mixed drink. It’s wrong!
This is a common mistake. It is true that all alcoholic beverages, including beer, wine, or liquor, have the same serving size and alcohol strength.
Who said that?
The U.S. has published the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services and Agriculture defines alcohol as “12 oz.” Regular beer, 5 oz. Wine, 1.5 oz. 80 proof distilled spirits
Respondents to a survey by the National Consumers League stated that they need more information on alcoholic beverages. Ninety-three percent said they need information about alcohol content and 87 percent wanted information on the alcohol per serving.
Here it is. This fact sheet will allow you to understand how much alcohol your drink contains, regardless of what type. Consumers who drink responsibly need to know the alcohol equivalent of different standard serving sizes. Experts agree. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration “Alcohol” is considered alcohol. Straight scotch has the same effects as beer. One 12-oz. Beer has 1.5 times the alcohol of 1.5-oz. A shot of whiskey, or a 5-oz. Glass of wine
What could this be?
A pound of beer has less alcohol than a pound of spirits. However, a 12-ounce serving of beer is the most common. Can or bottle Let’s see how it all adds up?
Beer can contain between 4 to 7 percent alcohol per volume. The average beer contains 5 percent alcohol per volume. 12 oz. x 5 percent alcohol by volume = 0.6 oz. Servings of alcohol.
Wine is no exception. Wine is usually served in 5 ounces. It generally contains 11 to 13 percent alcohol per volume. 5 oz. x 12 percent alcohol by volume = 0.6 oz. Serving size
Mixtures with 1.5-oz of liquor (distilled spirits) are the most popular way to consume liquor. Spirits. Sometimes spirits (vodka, gin, scotch, bourbon, etc.) Mix spirits (vodka, gin, scotch, bourbon, etc.) with water, club soda, or juice, or serve them “straight” or on the rocks. A standard serving of spirits is 1.5 oz. A standard serving of distilled spirits is 1.5 oz. at 80 proof (40 percent alcohol per volume). This means that it contains the same alcohol content as regular beer and wine. So 1.5 oz. x 40 percent alcohol by volume = 0.6 oz. Servings of alcohol.
This means that each typical or standard serving of beer or wine or spirits contains 0.6 fluid ounces alcohol.
Mixing alcohol and medication is not a good idea.
It is extremely dangerous to drink beer, wine, or alcohol while you are taking painkillers, allergy medicine, cough, and cold medicines, as well as a variety of other over-the-counter and prescription drugs. To determine if the label contains a warning against alcohol consumption, always READ IT. If you are planning to have a bartending kit, talk to your pharmacist or health care provider about the dangers of taking medication. Don’t forget about the dangers associated with mixing alcohol with dietary supplements and herbals.
You can also avoid alcohol entirely while using any drug.
Alcohol is not for underage drinking
According to Widmeyer Research and Polling for The Center for Government Reform, 88 percent of parents mistakenly believe that beer is safer than alcohol.
Teens should not be allowed to consume alcohol, beer, or any other form of alcohol. Teens’ brains still develop, so alcohol can have a negative impact on their ability to learn and recall, which could lead to poor academic performance. Teen alcohol has been linked to future health problems such as delinquency and suicide, as well as auto accidents.
It is illegal to give alcohol to minors! Your children will follow your example.
A word on binge drinking.
Many media reports feature young college students who drink so much alcohol they end up in the hospital or worse, even die from alcohol poisoning.
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, (NIAAA) defines binge drinking as when someone’s blood alcohol content reaches.08%. To reach.08%, men must drink five standard drinks while women need to consume four standard drinks. Excessive alcohol consumption, when combined with poor nutrition and a lack of exercise can lead to brain damage and other cancers. According to the Harvard School of Public Health, nearly 25% of college students binge drink.
Binge drinking can also be linked to accidents like motor-vehicle collisions, falls, drowning, etc.
Parents can encourage college-age students to resist peer pressure that often leads to excessive alcohol consumption and binge drinking. Stress that youth don’t have to drink in order to have fun.
Do the math
Enjoy responsibly by remembering that all drinks contain equal amounts of alcohol. You shouldn’t think beer or wine is “safer”, or less “potent,” than the “hard stuff. All alcohol is the same in your body.
This important fact is worth noting: The following are the essential dos and don’ts for safe drinking.
- Be responsible and drink in moderation
- Have a designated driver.
- If you are on medication, both prescription and non-prescription, don’t drink alcohol.
- Be aware that every standard or typical serving of beer, wine, and spirits has the same alcohol content.
- Parents should not allow children under the age of 18 to consume alcohol.
- If you’re pregnant or nursing, don’t drink alcohol.
- Under 21 years old should not consume or purchase alcohol.
- The old saying is that it doesn’t matter how much you drink alcohol.