🍕I love our Pizza Fridays! Relaxing at the end of the week, dinner in front of the tele with a beer or two.🍻All those hard training miles on the bike and hours at work, surely, I deserve a drink? 😀🚴🏽♀️
I recently learned that drinking 3 schooners of my favourite beer gives me the same number of calories as a heavily loaded hamburger! 😱
🍔So, what I’m essentially doing is following up my delicious pizza and garlic bread with a Big Mac chaser! At least a Big Mac has some nutritional value. Alcohol though, contains ‘empty calories’ and has no nutritional value whatsoever.
🥂Alcohol increases our risk of cancer, even when consumed in small amounts. The more you drink, the greater the risk. It increases the risk of cancers of the mouth, throat, oesophagus, stomach, bowel, liver and breast. Weight-gain associated with alcohol can increase the risk of other cancers such as endometrial, ovarian, kidney, pancreatic, gallbladder and thyroid cancer.
🍷The type of alcohol you drink – wine, beer or spirits – doesn’t make any difference. The risk of cancer increases with every alcoholic drink you have.
✋To reduce your risk of cancer and other harms, stick to the @nhmrc guidelines and drink no more than 10 standard drinks per week and no more than 4 standard drinks on any one day. Anyone under 18 should not drink alcohol to reduce the risk of injury and harm to the developing brain. If you’re planning a pregnancy, are pregnant or breastfeeding, it’s safest not to have any alcohol at all.
✋If you’ve had cancer yourself, stopping alcohol altogether can reduce the risk of it coming back.
😊Making small changes to your alcohol use can help reduce cancer risk. It also has many other benefits, like improving mood, general health, increasing energy levels and you’ll save heaps of money. 💰💵
🥰You may find cutting back on alcohol challenging, but your health is worth the effort!
❣️It’s not too late to start @dryjuly and help raise money for cancer.
📊Info from @cancercouncil, @alcoholdrugfdn drinkwise.org.au
#dryjuly #cancerfacts #alcoholfacts #nonalcohol #letscurecancer #drinkwise #lockdownideas @yerinedahc @yourfamilydoctors @tourdecureaus
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