Get flushed in happy hour?

You may want to ease off the vino. Flushing is a sign that you might be intolerant to booze, which means your body struggles to break alcohol down. This puts you at an increased risk of high blood pressure if you consume more than four standard drinks in a week. Yikes.

Analysis of 1700 men when compared to non-drinkers by Korean researchers found the increased risk for the disease even when alcohol was consumed in lower amounts than in comparison with non-flushers.

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Ashleigh Perriott
Journo and health nerd, Ashleigh grew up in an active, health conscious family, spending most of her childhood at Little Athletics Events. Passionate about living life to it’s fullest she loves early mornings in the gym and hiking when she can sweet talk a friend into joining her. Ashleigh has a Bachelor of Communications - Journalism from Charles Sturt University and has been published in Handyman Magazine, Women’s Health Magazine and Australian Healthy Food Guide.