What is Alcohol Intolerance

Ashley Charlebois, RD, discusses What is Alcohol Intolerance

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Ashley Charlebois, RD, discusses What is Alcohol Intolerance
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Featuring Ashley Charlebois, RD
, What is Alcohol Intolerance
Duration: 1 minute, 6 seconds

If you have problems digesting alcohol, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you’ll never be able to enjoy a glass of wine again, but it does mean that you will have to limit your intake.  

So some people are not necessarily allergic or have difficulty in processing the alcohol itself, but they might instead have issues with certain ingredients in different alcohols, meaning that some types of alcohol would be okay, while others may not be okay.

For example, if you are somebody with celiac disease, and you have issues digesting gluten, which is found in wheat products, you may not be able to tolerate wheat-based beers, but you might be okay with sweet wines. Whereas if you are somebody who has a sensitivity to fructose, which is a type of sugar, you won't be okay with sweet wines, but you might be okay with wheat beers.

If you are having problems digesting alcohol, and you're not really sure which types of alcohol your body can tolerate, or what quantities your body can process, you should probably go and visit your local registered dietitian for more information.

Video Title : What is Alcohol Intolerance

Presenter: Ms. Ashley Charlebois, Registered Dietitian, Vancouver, BC

Local Practitioners: Registered Dietitian

This content is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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