Binge drinking (more than 5 pegs in one hour or six pegs in a day) is also associated with irregular heart-beats and increased incidence of sudden death. Heart and high blood pressure patients are therefore specifically cautioned not to indulge into heavy drinking.
Drinking one peg of alcohol (one ounce) in one hour can still be considered as safe (social drinking) as this amount of alcohol can be totally metabolized by the liver during one hour.
Consuming six tablets of paracetamol with alcohol, which is a common practice to reduce the hang-over specifically by women, can produce fatal liver damage. Taking aspirin, also, to reduce the hang-over can produce fatal hemorrhage in the stomach and hence should be avoided. The festival of Holi is to share happiness with each other while forgetting all the differences.
Similarly the practice of consuming bhang, which can cause impairment in judgment and brain functioning, should also be avoided, added Dr Neelam Mohan Director Hepatology at Medanta Medcity.
Those who cannot restrict should only take red wine as it contains anti-oxidants, polyphenols that slow cell deterioration. They also prevent plaque buildup and inhibit platelet formation. Natural sources of poly phenols are grape seeds, grape skin, aloevera, green tea, chocolate and cocoa. The types of polyphenols in cocoa are flavonoids and flavanols, and contain catechins, epicatechins, and procyandins.
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