There's a wealth of information available about the harmful effects of alcohol and the benefits of alcohol-free alternatives, but new guidelines from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) now say people should drink "no more than 10 standard drinks per week" to reduce the health risks from alcohol.
That equates to around 1.4 standard drinks a day.
Previous guidelines suggested "no more than two standard drinks" on any day — or 14 per week — reduced the lifetime risk of harm from alcohol.
NHMRC Professor Anne Kelso said it was not telling Australians how much to drink, but instead providing "advice" on the benefits of lower alcohol-consumption and choosing alcohol-free alternatives.
The research found greater certainty about links between drinking alcohol and developing a number of different cancers.
Advice for women who are pregnant or planning to have a baby has been strengthened too. The new guidelines say women who are pregnant or planning a pregnancy should not drink alcohol at all.
But it doesn't have to be all water and soft drink!
There are so many amazing non-alcoholic & alcohol-free alternatives these days that make drinking less alcohol more interesting than ever before.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
At ALTD, we're all about celebrating creativity, Australian fresh produce and embracing the alternative.⠀⠀
It's Time To Drink Differently!