June 13, 2016


5 Healthy Drinking Tips

1.Eat before & after you drink. Having a snack or a meal before your first beverage will help give your body the time it needs to process alcohol and help prevent nausea, headache, and upset stomach.  A little bit of starch or dairy goes a long way in coating your stomach lining and preparing your body for alcohol.

The best choice of food before a night out is something that has a natural fat content, which helps slow down the rate at which food leaves the stomach. The longer food stays in your stomach, the slower the alcohol gets absorbed into your bloodstream.

2.Drink water. Before, during, after.  Alcohol is a diuretic and causes dehydration.  Have a glass of water in between drinks to keep yourself hydrated and help prevent those nasty dehydration side effects. 

Drink up before bed to prevent a hangover and re-hydrate the body after a night of debauchery. Downing a glass or two of plain old H20 before hitting the sack provides the body with fluids, which means that it won’t be grabbing water from the brain, causing a major morning-after headache. 

3.Don’t mix drinks. It’s hard on your stomach.  It’s hard on your head.  Mixing alcohol is never a good idea.  Pick your drink of choice – and stick to it for the night.  You’ll thank yourself the next day. 

Vodka, gin, and light beer are much easier on your body so I would suggest sticking with one of them.

4.Take your vitamins and minerals. Drinking depletes essential nutrients – make sure you’re feeding them to your system.  If you don’t have your bottle of Alkaway on hand, try some vitamin C and a B complex.  It won’t do everything, but it will help. 

5.Avoid sugary mixers. Too much sugar is bad for your heath in a number of ways. Firstly, it’s very high in calories, and excessive consumption can lead to unhealthy weight gain. Being overweight can make you more susceptible to long term health problems, including life threatening illnesses such as heart disease. A high-sugar diet can also lead to type 2 diabetes, which occurs when a person’s blood sugar levels are too high.

There are a few different ways to cut down on sugar levels when drinking such as :

  • Alternate each alcoholic drink with a glass of water. This helps keep you hydrated and clear-headed, so you can keep track of how much you’re drinking
  • Try switching to low alcohol drinks. These are often lighter, healthier alternatives to your favourite beverages, and can help you keep your sugar consumption in check.