What is alcohol and how is it made

What is alcohol and how is it made - What is alcohol and...

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What is alcohol and how is it made? Alcohol is not an essential nutrient Ethanol is the type of alcohol consumed in alcoholic beverages o Methanol (in antifreeze) and isopropanol (rubbing alcohol) are both poisonous to humans o Ethanol is safe for consumption, but excessive amounts are toxic and too much can be fatal o Made by fermentation of yeast and natural sugars in grains and fruits Liquor is the concentrated alcohol collected through the distillation process Why do people drink alcohol? People drink to relax, celebrate, and socialize Moderate alcohol consumption may have health benefits: may reduce heart disease and death o Moderate alcohol consumption : no more than one drink daily for adult women, two for men o Alcohol can increase HDL cholesterol and may make blood platelets less “sticky”: less likely to form unwanted blood clots o Health benefits is shown only in women older than 55 years of age and men 45 and older, but not in younger people What happens to alcohol in the body? Alcohol is a toxin and the body works quickly to metabolize and eliminate it
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