5 Alcoholic Drinks That Are Healthy For You
5 HEALTHIEST ALCOHOLIC DRINKS
- Guinness – Perhaps the world’s most popular beer, sold in more than 120 countries with around 1.5 billion pints pulled each year. Guinness is also an alternative to some alcoholic beverages that are relatively healthier.
- BLOODY MARY – Sometime in the 1920s the popular tomato-based drink was invented. As a base made primarily of tomato juice, packed full of vitamins and nutrients, and also labelled as super, some studies say tomatoes decrease the risk of obesity and some cancers.
- SCREWDRIVER – To think about the blended vodka and orange highball cocktail. Despite absolutely NO fat and serving just over 70 calories per bottle, vodka can be considered a fine, health-conscious alcoholic beverage between us.
- CHAMPAGN – You can’t go wrong with about 175 calories per glass of standard champagne when you celebrate or toast a reception, so why not be even better with a Brut Champagne that comes in at less than 125 calories per bottle.
- Red wine – Made from the freshest red grapes, red wine varieties have been tested through the years and have been found to be helpful for the health of consumers, including helping with depression and avoiding colon and cancer. It has anti-aging properties, and is also found to hamper dementia growth.
These are some 5 Alcoholic Drinks that are healthy to you.
But here’s the thing: recent research shows that what has long been considered a safe drinking strategy (two drinks a day for men, one drink a day for women) is now under threat. Studies released last year found that there’s no safe level of drinking.
Couple these results with the calorie and sugar conundrum that comes with lots of alcoholic drinks and you start wondering if cutting alcohol out of your life could really make it easier. And maybe you have a few questions.
How do I balance drinking and a healthy lifestyle?
My approach: Be a snob to the alcohol. I enjoy the taste, and sometimes enjoy a quality drink with friends, but never alone. I’m not just overdoing it. My max is only two strong, crafted beers, maybe twice a week. Or a Bourbon.
So I stick to just booze the rest of the time. Which helps me not to have to think about mixers loaded with calories and sugar.
What’s up with strong sodas? Which ones are better for me?
Be cautious. Search for a brand that provides very little sugar per serving, if you choose to participate. Otherwise, you’ll be taking in a calorie overdose, mostly from the sweet stuff. In comparison, spiked seltzers aren’t a bad choice. Ideally, you want one that is added to zero-calorie bubble water flavoured with booze.
What is the best choice for craft beer?
Crafted beers also contain more alcohol than typical macro-beers (aka a higher ABV or alcohol by volume). So more alcohol means more calories.
For example, there are around 270 calories in a 12-ounce beer with 9 per cent ABV (not a typical for craft brews). But because craft beers do not need to mention their calorie count, you can use this handy equation to estimate that you are your beer: multiply the ABV by 2.5, then multiply it by the number of ounces in your bottle.
Beware of those specialty beers shandy-style, too. They’re usually a combination of beer and sugary soda or juice, although refreshing.
When I am with vodka, it’s my best bet?
If you are a diehard Paleo guy you know that Paleo-friendly is practically no alcohol. Yet there’s a short booze list that gets the modern greenlight from Paleo, vodka is one of those. Just make sure that this is vodka. However, it’s not your only choice: rum and tequila are Paleo-friendly too.
Is tequila really the right sugar for my blood?
Place it in the category of legend. Tequila, as well as vodka, rum, and gin all, have zero grams of carbs and if you drink them straight up, they won’t increase your blood sugar. If you have diabetes, the beverage will be counted as two exchanges of fat.
But don’t fall for the hype which changes t, as well as vodka, rum, and gin all, from 100 per cent agave. Both agave’s safety properties (alias lower glycemic index, etc.) are gone until it is distilled into tequila.
Choosing pure, agave tequila means you’re usually going to miss needless colouring additives like caramel and it’s gluten-free.
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