How much you drink can turn out to be both good and bad for your health! A woman is advised to take no more than one glass a day. On the other hand, a man is at more freedom on the amount of alcohol. So, one might ask the question what makes a man drink more amount of alcohol? The answer to this question may lie in our body composition.
The body composition of humans-beings is such that woman has less body water in comparison to a man. When a woman consumes alcohol, they tend to have a higher blood-alcohol content. The reason for this being alcohol is highly water-soluble, so more body water means it tends to get easily dissolved preventing the blood-alcohol levels of the body to drastically increase.
Another factor why men can gulp more drinks is an enzyme which is responsible for breaking alcohol in the stomach called alcohol dehydrogenase. In a woman’s body, these enzymes are low in number which does not allow complete alcohol breakdown to take place before it enters the bloodstream explaining why women tend to get intoxicated more quickly than men.
Wine in moderation can have various benefits to a woman. There are studies to show that it helps in increasing bone density, helpful for women suffering from polycystic ovary syndrome(PCOS). Studies also pinpoint that wine helps during arthritis and help in maintaining good brain health.
For all those who want to be more health-conscious on the amount of alcohol they want to put in their bodies, there are low alcohol and medium alcohol wines on the market. These wines have lower levels of alcohols making them a good choice for easy drinking.