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?
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.