Drink up!

I'm back from overseas!

The festive season is upon us again (for those that celebrate Christmas), and inevitably there are occasions that calls for a relaxing drink.

Some people have asked about the 'safe' amount of alcohol to consume.

First we have to talk about the Standard Unit, or 'an unit'.

One standard unit of alcohol, is 10 grams of alcohol. That is usually:

330mL of 4% beer - usually a can or a 'stubbie'

100mL of 12.5% wine - small glass

30 mL of 40% spirit - a double 'shot'

So how much is healthy?

The general rule of thumb, is no more than 15 units of alcohol per week, and no more than 6 units in one occasion.

So, is your drinking safe this Christmas?