How many units of alcohol are in your favorite drink?


If you drink too much alcohol, it will raise your blood pressure.  Alcohol contains a lot of calories which can cause you to gain weight. This will also increase your blood pressure over time. If you keep to the recommended limits for alcohol, it will help keep your blood pressure down. The current recommended limits are 21 units of alcohol A WEEK for men, and 14 units A WEEK for women.

How many units are in what you drink?

  • Single measure of spirits (25ml) 1 unit
  • Pint of normal-strength beer 2 units
  • Medium glass of wine (175ml) 2 units
  • Large glass of wine (250ml) 3 units
  • Pint of strong beer 4 units

So, how may units of alcohol are in your favorite drink?

Tips to drinking less alcohol

Even if you do not drink too much, you can benefit from drinking less alcohol. Here are some tips to help you have a good night out (or in) without having to worry about your blood pressure.

  1. Try low-alcohol options – there are now a number of lower-strength beers on the market.
  2. Check the label – many drinks labels now tell you how many units they contain.
  3. Make your drinks last longer by adding mixers or water.
  4. Don’t eat bar snacks like crisps and peanuts – the added salt will make you want to drink more, and will also raise your blood pressure.
  5. If you drink at home, buy a measure so that you know how much you are drinking.


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About Nutrients that keep blood pressure normal

In an effort to draw attention to the dramatic increases in chronic disease world-wide, the World Health Organization (WHO) in its report, “Preventing Chronic Disease - A Vital Investment”, pointed that chronic disease, world-wide, is increasing faster than the rate of population growth! In 2005, 60% of all deaths, about 35 million, were attributed to chronic disease. By 2015, they expect that number to rise by 17% to 41 million! One of these chronic diseases is cardiovascular disease - a disease linked to high blood pressure, which the WHO reports kills an estimated 17 million people worldwide every year. At the root of this problem is poor nutrition. Many people are just not consuming foods with sufficient levels of nutrients capable of helping our bodies fight off diseases and keep us healthy. As a way to help people improve their diet and reduce incidences of chronic diseases (particularly those linked to high blood pressure), we decided to write this blog in an attempt to highlight nutrients that are important in maintaining normal blood pressure levels. We have also included research findings to back our claims. Also featured are dietary supplements that contain the essential nutrients in much higher levels than those found in ordinary food for best results. Feel free to leave your comments or contact us in case you have any queries. Also kindly support our cause by buying any of the featured dietary supplements.
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