Most of us have grown up to believe that alcohol is bad for us. It dehydrates, it’s high in calories, it makes us make bad decisions and, if you drink excessively, it could lead to serious health problems.
But recently products have been popping up on the market that contain alcohol but also provide health benefits that can counter the negative. These include drinks like hard kombucha, hard cold brew, White Claw, and more. This article will take a look at these drinks to find out why you should be adding them to the menu.
4 Types of Alcohol That May Be ‘Good for You’
Kombucha is a fermented drink made with tea, typically an antioxidant rich green or black variety. It also contains sugar and an active culture consisting of bacteria and yeast that may yield probiotic benefits. The fermentation process creates some alcohol but not enough to give you a buzz after one drink. It’s also available in virgin varieties.
Hard Cold Brew
Unlike a traditional cup of joe that’s steeped in hot water, cold brewed coffee is made by steeping beans in cold water for 12-24 hours. The result is a coffee that’s less bitter and full of health benefits. Cold brew coffee is said to boost metabolism, improve mood, and lower the risk of certain diseases. There are many brands that mix cold brewed coffee with alcohol for a hard cold brew that’s good for you.
White Claw makes a hard seltzer that has been advertised as being made pure. But is it good for you? As compared to other alcohols, it is lower in calories and carb count. Therefore you can feel better about drinking it than you would if you were to drink beer or a heavy cocktail.
This one may come as a shock, but recent research has shown that gin is actually good for you, when ingested in moderation of course. It’s relatively low in calories and sugar, it contains juniper berries that are rich in antioxidants, it’s good for digestion and it eases joint pain. If you’d rather skip the alcohol, try nonalcoholic varieties.
Finding the Best Healthy Drinks
The drinks listed above come in alcoholic and nonalcoholic varieties, so if you’re not a drinker you can still enjoy the benefits they have to offer. For instance, if you’d like to add kombucha to your diet, but hard kombucha is not for you, Yogi Tea makes a great green tea variety that is full of antioxidants.
Yogi Tea makes teas that support holistic living. Their Green Tea Kombucha is great for fighting fatigue, boosting the immune system and detoxifying the body. The mild caffeine content will give your body the kick it needs.
The drinks discussed in this article give us all another reason to drink alcohol, but it’s important to do so in moderation. With the right balance, you’ll be able to boost wellness without taking it too far. Which will you be including in your dietary routine?