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Alcohol and Nutrition

by: Summer Boone

Alcohol and Nutrition FDNS 2100

Summer Boone
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Date Created: 11/17/15
Alcohol & Nutrition  Myths and Truths  Dietary Guidelines for Americans in 2010 says research shows consuming alcohol in moderation MAY have health benefits for some populations  1 drink a day for women and 2 drinks a day for men  May protect against heart disease  May be associated with increased cognitive function in aging  However, depends on age, number of drinks consumed, and personal characteristics (risk of dependency on alcohol)  Greater risks of alcohol associated with young adults that there are benefits  Heavy/binge drinking has NO benefits  Moderate alcohol consumption may be associated with a reduction of risk for cardiovascular disease only for people over age 50  Can’t always tell if someone is blackout  Safe place to stop = 0.05 BAC  Everyone metabolizes alcohol differently  1 drink for men = 1 1/3 drinks for women (usually)  Always eat before drinking: slows down rate of alcohol moving through bloodstream  Complex carbs, protein, and fat work the best  Risk of consuming on empty stomach: hypoglycemia  SUPER dangerous for diabetics because symptoms of alcohol and symptoms of low blood sugar are very similar, sometimes can’t be told apart  BAC Factors  Blood Alcohol Concentration: ratio of alcohol to blood in body, measured in grams  Affected by:  Rate of consumption, gender, body size and composition, empty stomach, illness/tiredness, drugs, medications, stress  BAC IN UNAFFECTED BY TOLERANCE  Alcohol interferes with ability to get deep sleep  Mixing alcohol with stimulants (caffeine, energy drinks, cocaine, etc.): BAC still goes up, you just don’t feel it as much because stimulants masks effects of alcohol  Stay awake, keep drinking, don’t feel effects as intense as they are until later  BAC of .02 = mentally impaired  Drunk texting, drunk dialing, bad decisions  Vaporized shots bypass your digestive symptoms, but still have 7 calories per gram  Enter bloodstream through the lungs and are still metabolized  BAC increases rapidly  Effects of overconsumption can be serious  Heated vapor may also cause lung damage  Using a fake I.D is bad because you get a separate charge  1 charge for underage drinking, 1 charge for fake I.D  Alcohol is a diuretic: causes you to excrete water and electrolytes (sodium and potassium)  Dehydrates you  Alcohol can hinder athletic performance up to 3 days after consuming it  Slower reaction time, decreased hand-eye coordination, etc.  Gaining weight from drinking  Fatty Liver is a buildup of fatty acids in the liver  Can occur after binge drinking for a short period of time  Body metabolizes alcohol before fats, so fatty acids can build up in the liver  Alcohol breaks down into fatty acids  Is reversible if you stop drinking  Standard Drinks  12 oz of beer (5% alcohol)  4-5 oz wine (12% alcohol)  1.5 oz of 80 proof liquor (40% alcohol)  1 oz of 100 proof liquor  Symptoms of Alcohol Poisoning  Unresponsive  Vomiting while passed out  Slowed breathing (10 breaths or less per minute)  Blue tinged/pale skin (lips/fingertips)  Slow heart rate  Eyes roll back in head  Can’t control how much alcohol you consume with drinking games  Set a limit for yourself before you go out  Alcohol weakens immune system


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