(Relevant) Amid concerns that stress and boredom of the COVID-19 pandemic is increasing the alcohol consumption among Americans, the federal government is now lowering its recommended daily intake limit for men to one alcoholic drink per day. It’s a drop from previous recommended guidelines, which encouraged men to keep alcoholic drinks to two a day. The government updates their recommendations every five years.
“If alcohol is consumed, it should be in moderation,” the report states, which was written by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. “For those who choose to drink, moderate alcohol consumption can be incorporated into the calorie limits of most healthy eating patterns.”