A committee of MPs offered the advice in a report published Monday.

The Science and Technology Committee also called for a website that provided personalised drinking limits based on factors such as weight.

At the moment, guidelines focus on the maximum units of alcohol that can be safely consumed. However, drinkers sometimes struggle to understand how many units make up their pint or glass of wine.

When alcohol guidance was first published in 1987, it was set out as a maximum advised number of units per week – 21 for men and 14 for women.

However, in the Nineties suggested a small amount of alcohol could be good for the heart.

This led to a reframing of the guidance as a daily intake: no more than three to four units a day for men and two to three for women. Those who drink the maximum every day are therefore well above the earlier limits

“We suggest that, if daily guidelines are retained, the Government consider simplifying the guidelines so that, as is the case in Scotland, all individuals are advised to take at least two alcohol-free days a week,” the report said.

“This would enforce the message that drinking every day should be avoided, and would helpfully quantify what “regular” drinking means to the public,” it added.

The review also stated that the government, industry and charities should emphasise the acute risks of heavy drinking and the chronic risks of regular drinking.