The Danger Of Alcohol Poisoning

Alcohol PoisoningNormal human body have its natural way to break down the alcohol that we consume and turn it in to harmless substance in our body. But, this ability has its own limitation. Although it is depend on each person, human liver able to break down the alcohol in 12 ounces of beer or 1.5 ounce shot or 5 ounces of champagne or wine approximately in a couple hours.

So, when people drink more than the liver’s capacity and in less than 2 hours, then their liver cannot break down all alcohol in time, and the alcohol will begin affecting your body and mind. In another world they will get drunk.

The alcohol also will reduce the breathing, heart rate and blood pressure. That also mean that your blood circulation will get slower, reducing the oxygen supply to the brain and other body parts. And if the alcohol intake is much higher, it can lead to acute alcohol intoxication or more familiar as alcohol poisoning which is much serious problem.

In alcohol poisoning every vital organs are really slowing down to the level of comatose, and if such person do not get medical attention immediately it can be very lethal and resulting in death. Even if it not resulting in death, person who survive from alcohol poisoning have high risk of getting brain damage from the comatose condition for long time and their brain is suffer from the lack of oxygen supply.

For a first medical attention, people who get alcohol poisoning usually will get their stomach pumped to take out the alcohol that they have consumed. This is a very painful process that will left some pain after few days.

As being said earlier, the amount of alcohol that can be tolerate by liver is different between each person. It depend on each person weight, size and bodies chemical. So, each person react differently toward the alcohol that they consume.

If you find someone who are passed out or falling asleep because he or she is drinking alcohol too much, you need to help them as soon as you can. Here are some first aid that you can do to help them;

At first, you should try to wake them up by call out the person’s name or pinching them.

If the person cannot give response, you should turn their body on their side. Therefore, when they are vomiting, they do not get choked or asphyxiate by their own vomit.

Check their body temperature, breathing and skin color.

Call local emergency service in the area

Do not leave them alone until the help arrive

So, keep your alcohol intake moderate, and do get carried away at party, bar, celebration or any other event that involving alcohol.

Tips To Handle Holiday Season Foods

Holiday Season FoodsMost people are usually indulging themselves during the holiday season and pay less attention about the food that they consumed. The amounts of delicious foods that are available during the holiday season are too tempting to be refused.

Unfortunately, most of those foods are usually contain a lot of calories and fat. Therefore, many people are usually gain a lot of weigh during the holiday season and it will take a long time and a lot of effort to lose those extra weights, and if you do not take proper action this condition can affect your own health.

So, if you cannot resist with the temptation in taking a bite on those delicious meal, at least you can slow it down on eating too many food. Here are few tips to do it;

Breakfast with protein

Begin your days by consuming light breakfast that contains protein. This will help you to not hungry easily since our body would need longer time to absorb protein.

Pre-filling your stomach before partying

Before you went to a party, you should eat small portion of salad, fruits or fresh juice. This will help you to reduce the amount of foods that you will consume at the party and prevent you from getting second portion from the buffet table.

Consuming complex carbohydrate

Consuming foods that contain a lot of simple carbohydrates will make our body crave for more sugar intake. To prevent our body from craving more sugar, you should change your diet by consuming foods that contain much complex carbohydrate. By taking the food with low glycemic index, your body will become less craving for sugar and increase your satiation levels.

Go easy on the fast foods

Reduce your visit to the fast food restaurant during the holiday season and order more healthy food in other dining place. Remove all of the unhealthy snacks from your fridge, desk drawer and your car’s trunk and replace it with healthy or low fat snacks. This will reduce the risk of eating fast food that can make you gain weight easily.

You should eat before taking your alcohol

Do not take an alcoholic drink with an empty stomach. You are absolutely must not drink too much of it. You must eat something before and when you’re drinking. The alcohol can reduce the body inhibition that could cause overeating after you drink it.

White meat over the dark meat

During the holiday dinner, try to take more white meat than the dark meat. The white meat have less fat and more protein compare to the dark meat. This is because the white meat contain more lean muscle.