How’s your “Dry January” going? The good news is, it’s either over tomorrow, or you already started drinking again. But that doesn’t mean you can’t keep looking for healthier ways to drink.
A dietician broke down the two biggest tips when it comes to choosing a healthier beverage: always be looking for drinks that are lower in sugar and higher in healthy ingredients. Here are some of the healthiest types of alcoholic drinks!
One popular and healthier choice is hard seltzers. Most hard seltzers are a combination of sparkling water and a clear liquor like tequila or vodka. The key here is to choose ones with no added sugar, keeping your beverage light and refreshing. Hard seltzers offer a flavorful experience without the excessive sugar content found in many traditional cocktails.
For wine enthusiasts, red wine is an excellent choice. Packed with antioxidants, red wine can help reduce inflammation and contribute to preventing conditions like cancer and heart disease. Enjoying a glass of red wine in moderation not only provides health benefits but also adds a touch of sophistication to your drinking experience.
If you’re a fan of savory drinks, Bloody Marys can be a healthy and flavorful option. Tomato juice, a primary ingredient in Bloody Marys, tends to have lower sugar content compared to other mixers. Additionally, the drink often comes with garnishes like celery, adding a crunchy and nutritious element to your beverage.
Perfect for colder weather or when you’re feeling under the weather, Hot Toddies offer a warm and soothing alternative. This concoction typically includes hot water, fresh lemon juice, honey, and whiskey. While moderation is key, this mix of ingredients provides a relatively “healthy” option, especially with the potential immune-boosting properties of honey and vitamin C from the lemon.
As you navigate beyond Dry January, consider incorporating these healthier alcoholic drink options into your repertoire. By opting for beverages lower in sugar and higher in nutritious elements, you can continue to enjoy your favorite drinks while making choices that align with your overall well-being. Cheers to a healthier approach to drinking!