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Current UK and EU law defines alcohol free beverages as drinks that contain no more than 0.5% alcohol volume.
Benefits of cutting down:
The immediate effects of cutting down include:
• feeling better in the mornings
• being less tired during the day
• your skin may start to look better
• you’ll start to feel fitter
• you may stop gaining weight
Long-term benefits include:
There’s a strong link between heavy drinking and depression, and hangovers often make you feel anxious and low. If you already feel anxious or sad, drinking can make this worse, so cutting down may put you in a better mood generally.
Drinking can affect your sleep. Although it can help some people fall asleep quickly, it can disrupt your sleep patterns and stop you sleeping deeply. So cutting down on alcohol should help you feel more rested when you wake up.
Drinking can affect your judgement and behaviour. You may behave irrationally or aggressively when you’re drunk. Memory loss can be a problem during drinking and in the long term for regular heavy drinkers.
Long-term heavy drinking can lead to your heart becoming enlarged. This is a serious condition that can’t be completely reversed, but stopping drinking can stop it getting worse.
Regular drinking can affect your immune system. Heavy drinkers tend to catch more infectious diseases.
Generally speaking alcohol free is cheaper than its alcoholic equivalents as they do not have alcohol duty or are covered by the sugar tax.