October 27, 2010 10:28 AM Subscribe
A drink a day is not bad for you and depending on what you read may be beneficial to your health. Is there anything detrimental to having this drink in the morning?
posted by WeekendJen to health & fitness (46 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I find that alcohol in small amounts has a slight stimulant effect on me. I do not like coffee and other caffine based drinks (like energy drinks and colas) don't settle well with my GI system. I like tea, but it doesn't give me quite the kick I need to get going in the morning. Is there anything about having 1 drink in the morning that would be bad for my health? Is the body's metablolism "off" or something in the morning?
For the purpose of answering the question - Let's assume this morning drink would be a measured drink, i.e. just one shot of alcohol and non-alcoholic mixers. I drink socially about once every other week, but other than that this would be my only drink on a regular basis. As far as my tolerance level - I find that I feel drunk (in control of myself, but would not want to drive type drunk) after 4 drinks in 2 hours (or a drink every half hour for 2 hours). Let's also assume that I wouldn't reek of booze after the morning drink - I'm looking for health reasons for / against this, but not social ones.