This blog is a guest post from Tabio! I chose to share this with everyone because for those of us that like to drink, maybe it is time to start being more cautious of what we are putting into our bodies. Why should we try to eat healthy, but throw all the rules we know out of the window to have some fun?
This blog post shares some tips on how to try and drink the healthiest ways possible!
Let’s just be honest here, drinking isn’t the healthiest of things, but it is one of the most fun things to do to let loose and have a good time. For those of us that like to try and watch our waistline, training and drinking do not go hand in hand.
Because people train hard, they think that they are allowed to go hard on the liquor (which they are, who am I to judge?), but they also forget just how caloric alcohol really is. In addition to the large amounts of carbs in alcohol, people tend to mix with all sorts of sweet concoctions, which just starts to count up in the long run. Stick to low-cal options like club soda, lime juice, or diet soda.
If you are going to drink, start by making smart choices. Of course, you need to remember those choices in the morning and drink a glass of water per alcoholic beverage to stay alert and hydrated. “Healthy” is a pretty subjective term when it comes to drinking, however, below is a list of the “healthier” drinking options.
“If you’re trying to watch your weight, drink vodka and soda.” Something that I am sure we have all heard before, vodka soda does happen to be amongst the most low-cal ways to drink…it also happens to be one of the most boring as well! Vodka averages 95 calories per 1.5 ounces. Soda water, of course, has zero calories. However, this drink has no nutritional value whatsoever, so you can do better!
I am sure we all know by now that wine is actually pretty good for you. Red wine packs in a ton of nutritional value such as 9.4% for potassium, 5% magnesium, and 9% of your DRI in iron. Most importantly, it is packed with antioxidants. The calories tend to range from about 110 to 130 for a five ounce glass, which ain’t bad at all.
One of the most popular brunch items, these tasty drinks made it to the list. A mimosa is made out of champagne and orange juice, while a bellini is made out of champagne and peach juice. Even though we are moving out of the low calorie category with this drink, it is packed with other benefits such as:
-Like red wine, white wines also have antioxidants. Although they are different antioxidants they are still just as healthy.
-Orange juiced is packed with Vitamin C, Potassium, Folic Acid, Calcium, vitamin B6, and Thiamin. For those of you who opt to make a mimosa with grapefruit juice, go you! —–Grapefruit juice is known to be a “fat-burner.”
-Like orange juice, peach juice used in bellinis is also packed with vitamin C, vitamin A, and vitamins B.
Another brunch favorite, bloody mary’s happen to be one of the healthiest alcoholic drinks. Considered very low calorie, it is also packed with tons of nutrients.
-Tomatoes: As an excellent source of the strong antioxidant vitamin C and other antioxidants, tomatoes can help combat the formation of free radicals known to cause cancer. Prostate Cancer: Lycopene has been linked with prostate cancer prevention in several studies.
-Horseradish: Can help fight the common cold, has antibiotic properties and can help protect against UTI’s.
-Celery: Very rich in vitamin K and also contains folate, vitamin A, potassium, and vitamin C. Dietary fiber — despite being mainly water, celery also provides a fair amount of dietary fiber. The vegetable contains 1.6 grams of fiber per 100 grams.
-Tobasco: Studies have proven that spicy foods, especially chilis, can reduce appetite and increase metabolism.
According to Forbes tequila is healthy to drink because:
It doesn’t give you a hangover
It has healthy benefits such as aiding in lowering
It makes you smarter
It is classy
It is Mexico in a bottle
Like I said, “healthy” is a pretty subjective word when it comes to drinking. Most people tend to through their concerns right out of the window after a couple of shots and have a good time, which is the most important part about going out with your friends. Just remember to drink responsibly and walk out of the bar paying your tab with Tabio…that way you can pay whenever and wherever!
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