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What is considered a standard drink in the united states?

What is considered a standard drink in the united states?

Depends on the drink: Standard drink has 14 gms pure alcohol so:
beer (5% alcohol)-12 oz
malt liq (7%)-8-9 oz
wine (12%)-5 oz
hard liquor/spirits (80 proof/40%)-1.5 oz (jigger)
mixed drinks can vary- depends how well you know the bartender, so be careful, especially if you plan on driving later. ...Read more

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Would I be considered crazy for drinking blood?

Would I be considered crazy for drinking blood?

Your own blood?: Hematophagy is the practice of feeding on blood. Ingestion of blood from animals is common in some cultures and taboo in others. I have had some psychiatric patients who drank their own blood. There are no health benefits to drinking your own blood. Some might consider you drinking your own blood to be odd. ...Read more

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Are certain types of alcohol considered healthier to drink?

Are certain types of alcohol considered healthier to drink?

Sorta kinda: In low doses (1 standard drink=6 oz. 10% wine, 1 1/2 oz 40% distilled sprits=12 oz 6% beer) - 2 drinks/day for men, 1 drink/day for women and older men, and no more than 4 drinks on one occasion, alcohol may have a beneficial effect on raising the "good" cholesterol hdl. Red wines, with resveratrol, may have a slight edge, but so does red grape juice. Above that amount, it does more harm than good. ...Read more

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What are considered well accepted pros and cons of drinking tea?

What are considered well accepted pros and cons of drinking tea?

Tea benefits: Hello. Tea is derived from a tree called camellia sinensis. The leaves contain antioxidant polyphenols which have an anti-carcinogenic effect. The lighter the tea, the less it has been processed. White and green teas are especially helpful. Black teas have been dried and fermented. The linus pauling institute reported a study that suggest extracts from green tea can act as a plant-based >>>. ...Read more

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Is coffee considered as healthy drink? If yes, how much is healthy!

Is coffee considered as healthy drink? If yes, how much is healthy!

A benefit of coffee: TEA & COFFEE: Ingredients in tea & coffee may protect against a variety of cancers. The antioxidants in coffee seem to be especially effective against endometrial CA. And green tea seems protective against prostate cancer. But make sure to let it cool a bit before drinking since very hot beverages may increase the risk of esophageal cancer. (Ref: AARP, 5/2014) Moderation please! ...Read more

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What are considered well accepted pros and cons of drinking only water?

What are considered well accepted pros and cons of drinking only water?

Water is normal: Water is the natural source of liquid that the human body needs to survive. A person needs at 8-10 full glasses of water each day just to take care of the normal cellular activity of the body. The vast majority of people never take the required minimum per day therefore they are in a continuous state of dehydration. ...Read more

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What do you mean by heavy drinking? How much is considered heavy drinking?

What do you mean by heavy drinking? How much is considered heavy drinking?

Heavy alcohol: If you want the answer from a medical/health perspective, I can tell you that over 2.5 drinks per day for a man and 2.5 drinks per day for a woman can lead to liver cirrhosis. ...Read more

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What are considered well accepted pros and cons of drinking tea regularly?

Green, white & red: Green, red and white teas have excellent health benefits. Tea is derived from a tree called camellia sinensis. The leaves contain antioxidant polyphenols which have an anti-carcinogenic effect. The lighter the tea, the less it has been processed. White and green teas are especially helpful. Black teas have been dried and fermented. The linus pauling institute reported a study that suggest >>. ...Read more

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What are considered well accepted pros and cons of drinking lots of water?

What are considered well accepted pros and cons of drinking lots of water?

Proper Dosage: A person needs at 8-10 full glasses of water each day just to take care of the normal cellular activity of the body. The vast majority of people never take the required minimum per day therefore they are in a continuous state of dehydration. However, drinking a great deal more than that can cause an electrolyte imbalance in the body. The key is dosage. ...Read more

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What are considered well accepted pros and cons of drinking a lot of water?

What are considered well accepted pros and cons of drinking a lot of water?

Key is Dosage: A person needs at 8-10 full glasses of water each day just to take care of the normal cellular activity of the body. The vast majority of people never take the required minimum per day therefore they are in a continuous state of dehydration. However, drinking a great deal more than that can cause an electrolyte imbalance in the body. The key is dosage. ...Read more

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Will drinking moderate amounts of alcohol (500ml or less) twice a month, cause permanent ED?

Will drinking moderate amounts of alcohol (500ml or less) twice a month, cause permanent ED?

Unlikely: It's unlikely that drinking 2x/month will lead to erectile dysfunction. However, moderate alcohol consumption is up to 2drinks/d in men and up to 1drink/d in women. 500mL = 17oz but 1 drink = 12oz beer = 8-9oz malt liquor = 5oz wine = 1.5oz 80proof spirits. Check out http://www. Niaaa. Nih. Gov/alcohol-health/overview-alcohol-consumption/standard-drink. In general, ED is performance anxiety in 16yo ...Read more

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What exactly is considered "binge drinking"?

What exactly is considered "binge drinking"?

Binge drinking: "according to the national institute on alcohol abuse & alcoholism binge drinking is defined as a pattern of alcohol consumption that brings the blood alcohol concentration (bac) level to 0.08% or more. This pattern of drinking usually corresponds to 5 or more drinks on a single occasion for men or 4 or more drinks on a single occasion for women, generally within about 2 hours." http://www. Cdc. Gov. ...Read more

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Is it ok to drink acohol?

Is it ok to drink acohol?

Depends: While a little a day (a glass of wine or a beer or one shot of liquor) may be okay or even healthy, repeated binges of 5 or more a day, more than a few times a month or regular use of 2 or 3 or more per day can have negative health and psychiatric consequences. Everyone is a little different, and whether it is ok or not may depend on medicines one takes or how it affects you. ...Read more

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Can I eat or drink anything?

Can I eat or drink anything?

Drink: Lots of fluid. Yes you can eat soft or light diet as tolerated. If diarrhea persist seek help. ...Read more

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Can you drink on levoflaxin?

There are no: Strict warnings for which I am aware. It's not such a risk that we are sure to caution everyone. By the same token, be judicous, if so should not be a problem. ...Read more

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What should I drink and eat?

What should I drink and eat?

Possible: gastroenteritis. If you develop severe abdominal pain * vomit up dark coffee ground material or blood, * pass black, tarry stool * can't keep up with fluid losses - than get help. In the meantime - consider ginger tea. Place thin slivers of fresh organic ginger in tea pot with boiling water – steep for 5 minutes & then slowly sip. This is excellent for quieting down the GI tract. You may wish > ...Read more

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Can my baby drink from a cup?

Can my baby drink from a cup?

Of course: There is no reason unless there is a cleft palate or anatomic defect or have been recommended to avoid having the baby drink from a cup. Is there any reason the baby can't drink from a cup other than it is too immature at the current age? ...Read more

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What to drink during workout?

What to drink during workout?

Essentia Water: Essentia brand water + nacl tabs # 2 before and #2 after 1 hour workout. ...Read more

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Is drinking sodas bad for you?

Is drinking sodas bad for you?

Possibly: Sodas are the classic empty calorie if they are sugared. They are carbonated and so acidic. So they supply calories you might not need and can do some teeth damage taken regularly. An occasional soda is not a problem. ...Read more

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