The pandemic has been a stressful time for us all and some dealt with it by drinking more.
According to , a one-year increase in alcohol consumption during the pandemic is estimated to cause 8,000 additional deaths from alcohol-related liver disease in the United States.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan’s Shanthi Appelö joined ‘the four’ LIVE with tips on serving alcohol responsibly.
“Enjoying a beverage in moderation is important – alcoholic drinks aren’t healthy, often filled with empty calories, sugars and even unhealthy fats,” Shanthi said.
She shared tips to navigate being a responsible host for those who abstain from alcohol such as offering beverage alternatives and respecting the choice not to drink. Watch the video above for more tips.
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