With the silly season upon us, do you know how much you are drinking when you pour a glass of wine, beer or spirit?
In Australia, a standard drink refers to 10 grams of alcohol (equivalent to 12.5ml of pure alcohol). On average, this is how much the human body can process in one hour.
But even with this as a guide, it can be hard to keep track of how much you’ve had, as alcoholic drinks come in different strengths and serving sizes, and may therefore contain more than one standard drink.
You also need to consider ‘human’ factors such as your age, weight, gender, fitness levels, fatigue, the health of your liver and how much you’ve eaten – as these can affect how your body processes alcohol.
The following is a guideline from the website – DrinkWise.org.au, to find out more visit their website https://drinkwise.org.au/drinking-and-you/how-much-have-you-had-to-drink/#