Alcohol is a stimulant. It can sometimes act as “pick me up”. But do you know how much alcohol you should be limiting yourself to?
Women should only have two to three units of alcohol daily, while for men it’s three to four units. In South Africa, a drink that contains 12 g of alcohol is generally regarded as a unit.
According to the Industry Association for Responsible Alcohol Use:
340 ml beer (5% alcohol by volume): 12 g
340 ml cider (6% alcohol by volume): 16 g
25 ml brand, whisky, gin, vodka (43% alcohol by volume): 11 g
120 ml wine (12% alcohol by volume): 11 g
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