Now that the party season is over, and you are thinking about falling pregnant? Or just simply wanting to live a healthier lifestyle? Have you thought about reducing your alcohol intake?
Previously, 2 standard cups of alcohol were considered okay, but now as more and more research has been done, the guidelines have changed.
According to this article written by ABC News, it states that ” Health authorities from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) guidelines now say people should drink “no more than 10 standard drinks per week” to reduce the health risks from alcohol. ” 10 standard drinks is equivalent to around 1.4 drinks a day.
Also, new researches that have been done in the past 10 years has found a strong connection between alcohol and cancer risks, where less alcohol consumed is healthier.
For women who are wanting to get pregnant, the new guidelines stated that women shouldn’t drink alcohol at all when wanting or planning to conceive, during the pregnancy or while breastfeeding. Not drinking alcohol is safest for babies.
For more information
About the guidelines: https://www.nhmrc.gov.au/health-advice/alcohol