Posted Sunday, September 4, 2011 at 9:58 AM
Alcohol is okay. It fits the low-fat, vegan rule. However, do remember drinking calories can be a nutrient-poor way to pack in calories quickly. Also, more than one drink per day for women increases some cancer risks, more than two for men. If you have a history of breast cancer in the family, the recommendation is zero alcohol.
Susan Levin, MS, RD
PCRM Director of Nutrition Education