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ALCOHOL IN LOW FAT DIET

Alcohol increases triglycerides; therefore, you should reduce or eliminate it from your diet.

BEVERAGES ALLOWED 
AMOUNT FOR 
1 SERVING
BEVERAGES TO AVOID 
Dry wine
 4oz (125ml)
Sweet wines (3 or greater sugar rating)
Light beer
12oz.(340ml)
Regular beer
Dry sherry
 2 oz (60ml)
Liqueurs (all)
Liquor with the following recommended mixes: Water, sugar-free soft drinks, sugar free lemonade, mineral water or soda water . Regular soft drinks, sweetened fruit juices: lemonade or crystal drinks
Tomato or vegetable juice (limit these unless they are of low-salt variety) . Cocktail mixes (powdered or liquid)
Diet tonic water . Regular tonic water
Sugar-free iced tea . Sugar-sweetened iced tea

Alcohol is high in calories. Decreasing your alcohol intake can promote weigh loss.

Changing what you eat and method of food preparation can reduce significantly your blood cholesterol level.

If the cholesterol level does not come down after a few months, your physician may recommend a much stricter diet. If, despite your honest efforts, you decide to take medication, your good eating habits may let you reduce the quantity.


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DESTRUCTIVE ALCOHOL
If we pour a little quantity of strong spirits upon a growing plant in our garden or
greenhouse, we shall soon see it shrivel and die. If we apply it to
insects or small reptiles, which we capture for the purpose of this test, the same potent poison will procure for them a speedy death. If we force one of our domestic animals to take habitual doses of it, the animal will not only strongly protest against the unnatural and nauseous potion, but it will gradually sicken and lose all power for usefulness.


For example: If you wish to spoil for example the most perfect specimen of a working animal, say a horse, without inflicting mechanical injury, you could choose no better agent for the purpose of the experiment than alcohol.

The effects produced by alcohol are common, so far as we can
discover, to every animal. Alcohol is a universal intoxicant, and in the higher orders of animals is capable of inducing the most systematic phenomena of disease. But it is reserved for man himself to exhibit these
phenomena in their purest form, and to present, through them, in the morbid conditions belonging to his age, a distinct pathology.


Bad as this is, it might be worse; for if the evils of alcohol were made to extend equally to animals lower than man, we should soon have none that were tamable, none that were workable, and none that were eatable.
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