Alcohol intake

Be mindful of how much and how often you are consuming alcohol; as excessive consumption of alcohol can increase the risk of heart disease.

Drinking too much alcohol can lead to:

  • Weight gain (due to increased calories)
  • Increased blood pressure and blood lipids
  • Weakened heart muscle
  • Irregular heart beat

Limit your alcohol intake to no more than 2 standard drinks and aim to have at least two alcohol free days during the week to give your liver a rest! Periodically take a break from any alcohol for a week or more and you will notice many benefits including a better night’s sleep, improved mental health and increased energy levels.