We all drink without keeping track of how many pegs or glasses we are down, a dietician is suggesting healthiest ways to drink alcohol. Alcoholic beverages have surprisingly very high calories. One gram of alcohol is about 7 calories. The amount of calories in a standard drink is about 70 calories. Besides alcohol is linked to cardiovascular as well as digestive issues. It also increases risk of cancer. As we know it dehydrates the body temporarily which leads to headaches, and mood swings. Many people believe that drinking red wine is good for health but if consumed in extreme moderation. It is beneficial for gut bacteria as well. Vodka is considered least in the number of calories and rose wine is highest.
Dietician suggests few tips to limit the calorie intake and keep oneself healthy even after attending regular parties. Eating a healthy meal before going to a party so that when one drink, it is not instantly absorbed in the bloodstream as the digestion process is ongoing. Also have a meal an hour or two before the party and have it in moderate quantities because if one drinks while stomach full, chances are you may vomit and spoil the party. Often times, cheesy party foods such as salami, crackers, and pretzels are high in sodium which increases the thirst. These foods are usually offered complementary by bars so that alcohol consumption of the visitors goes up without their knowledge. Drinking water after every drink is also advisable as it naturally limits alcohol consumption and keeps you away from consuming energy dense drinks.
Trying booze-free options or switching to mocktails is also an option very few people opt for. Also, Kombucha or wine spritzers are great alternatives. Planning how much alcohol you want to gulp down before going to the party is a good strategy. You can have appropriate gaps between your drinks at the party if you choose to limit alcohol consumption.