Or at any other time too.
In terms of sugar content and potential weight gain, here are the 7 best choices of alcohol.
Red wine – Resveratrol is a powerful antioxidant found in red wine and foods such as berries and leafy greens. It can help to lower inflammation in the body, support heart health and healthy aging. The quality of the wine is important though…ideally it would be organic and sulphate free.
Vodka – Some varieties are made from potatoes, fermented rice or corn and so are naturally gluten-free. However, vodka can also be made from rye and wheat. If you have sensitivities to gluten or are avoiding for health reasons, always check first. Vodka is low in sugar but avoid the flavoured versions, Drink with soda water and fresh lime.
Gins are made in a similar way to vodka but is distilled juniper berries and other botanicals which may add a small amount of nutritional value. Again opt for the gluten-free brands is you are sensitive.
Tequila – Tequila is made from the agave plant, although some brands also use grains so you will need to check the label. Drink on the rocks or with lime an soda.
Rum – Made for sugar-cane it is naturally grain-free, although check brands in case of fillers. However, as it is made from sugar-cane, it is higher in sugar than other alcohols on this list.
Cider – A gluten-free choice. Choose a dry cider to reduce the sugar content.
Champagne – Due to the fermentation process, champagne contains some probiotics so arguably some could say it has some health benefits, I’ll take that 😆 It may also include a small amount of antioxidants.
How to drink alcohol mindfully:
Aim to drink one glass of water for every alcoholic drink to stay hydrated.
Only drink drink alcohol with a meal
Be aware of glass sizes and measurements
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