Drink alcohol in moderation. This means no more than 1 drink per day for women and 1 to 2 drinks per day for men. One drink is:
- 12 ounces of beer
- 4 ounces of wine
- 1½ ounces of 80 proof spirits
- 1 ounce of 100 proof spirits
People who choose not to drink are not missing out. In fact, you should think about other choices before picking up the bottle. You can get some of these benefits from fruits and vegetables. Regular exercise also raises HDL levels.