Unwind with healthy alcohol

Drinking is by no means the key to living a healthy lifestyle, however as we’re nothing more or less than human, kicking back, chilling out and sipping a cold one can sound appealing to the best of us.

People usually refer to the act of drinking as ‘unhealthy’, but it doesn’t always have to be.

More often than not, when people try to be healthy or lose weight, they cut down on alcohol. If you’re looking to be healthier while drinking alcohol occasionally, these are the healthiest alcohols you can choose from.

1. Tequila

Tequila has numerous health benefits (and is lower in calories than most vodkas). Agavins, the natural sugar found in tequila, is non-digestible (meaning it acts like fiber) and won’t raise your blood sugar levels. Furthermore, the sugar is shown to help lower cholesterol and can possible help you lose weight.

That’s right, tequila can fit in perfectly with a weight loss strategy if enjoyed in moderation.

 

 

2. Red wine

In the end, all wine converts into sugar, which isn’t good for you. However, red wine in particular does have some fantastic health benefits. The active compounds in red wine have been proven to improve overall heart health.

Furthermore, research done found that red wine helps slow down the process of glucose hitting the bloodstream, which stops high spikes of insulin.

Read also: Avoid Holiday heart Syndrome symptoms this December 

 

3. Rum

Made from molasses and other sugarcane byproducts, rum has been proven to enhance mental health in many ways. For example, in moderation a standard serving can reduce anxiety.

 

4. Whiskey

One serving of whiskey contains as many antioxidants as a glass of wine. Try taking a shot of whiskey as your next ‘fighting-off/preventing-a-cold excuse. Whiskey also contains ellagic acid, which known for fighting off cancer by absorbing rogue cells.

 

5. Rosé

Rosé does more for you than top off a relaxing summer evening with friends. The wine offers a load of health benefits. The polyphenols in rosé have been shown to prevent atherosclerosis, a major contributor to heart disease.

Read also: Five tips to beat high prices at a liquor store 

 

6. Champagne

Think you have a bad memory? Then celebrate with champagne more often. The bubbly drink may possibly enhance memory performance. On top of that, champagne can help enhance the quality of your skin.

Choose from this list of healthiest alcohols the next time you’re out with friends, and be sure and drink in moderation to reap the health benefits.

 

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Holly Konig
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