A balanced life is the goal for most of us, sometimes hovering off in the horizon. The Work / Life balance often comes with a drink to unwind at the end of the day, to celebrate an achievement or mourn a disappointment.
And it’s no surprise to S-LUSHIES that a drink or two may actually help us maintain balance. But it’s a good reminder of exactly how much and (we think) what you consume. Making the case for consuming the most organic and sustainably made booze available.
Relieving stress, moderate alcohol enjoyment makes your heart happy by decreasing your risk of developing heart disease and heart attacks. That’s important because cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death in the US, yikes! Healthy hearts help us achieve personal sustainability – long life! Further making the case for moderation, about three-quarters of the teaching hospitals in the US serve alcoholic beverages to their patients – cheers to that medicine.
Besides feeling the buzz, what’s so great about alcohol in our bodies? For starters, it increases on good cholesterol, decreases bad cholesterol, decreases blood clotting or thrombosis, reduces coronary artery spasm triggered by stress, increases coronary blood flows, reduces blood pressure and blood insulin levels and increases estrogen. Wow! A drink or two can also reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s, dementia, arthritis, enlarged prostate, osteoporosis, gallbladder disease and even cancer! Double wow! Not convinced? Read more here.
According do Harvard’s Healthy Eating Pyramid, moderate is defined as one drink per day for women and two drinks per day for men. A fishbowl and a shot glass are very different, so follow these guidelines for size: 12 ounces of beer, 5 ounces of wine and 1-1/2 ounces of hard liquor. Indulging? Sip a glass of Bloomberg’s finest tap or your local variety after each drink to slow alcohol consumption.
Working on your own balance? S-LUSHIES like these great tips and cheers to your health!