December 10, 2021 2 min read
The holiday season and alcohol seem to go together. After all, the holidays are the season to celebrate. For many people, the holidays are a time of stress and sometimes loneliness. Drinking too many alcoholic drinks however, can come with consequences. Here are some ways to sip smarter this holiday season.
Eat Before You Drink
When you drink on an empty stomach, the alcohol goes straight to your small intestines. That’s why you can feel drunk after only one drink. Having food in your stomach slows down the absorption of alcohol. The longer it takes for the alcohol to reach your intestines, the less it affects your body.
A good rule to follow when you know you go out to have drinks is to plan. Planning will give you the time to eat before you socialise.
You can also give yourself a drink limit ahead of time. Sticking to a limit of one to two drinks will not only keep you more alert but will also keep you from drinking too much. The side effects of drinking too much can cause memory loss, embarrassing moments, or passing out on someone else’s sofa.
Planning can also keep you safe and out of legal trouble by finding a designated driver.
Drinking alcoholic drinks dehydrates the body. Alcohol is a diuretic, when you drink a lot, you go to the bathroom a lot. You can quickly become dehydrated after several drinks. When you have a hangover, that is why your mouth is so dry.
Although it may seem counterintuitive because you may go to the bathroom more, drinking water keeps you hydrated, saving you from dry mouth and headaches.
Have Non-Alcoholic Alternatives
Having alcohol-free beverages on hand is an excellent way to avoid drinking too much over the holidays. We have a range of non-alcoholic spirits, drinks & tonics that not only are tasty, they have wonderful health benefits too!
Make a delicious mocktail from our list of recipes here. You’ll have the experience of drinking a sophisticated beverage with low calories, low sugar with absolutely zero regrets the next day.
Drinking over the holidays can get out of hand. Using the tips above can help you have safe and healthy celebrations. If you are interested in ditching the alcohol this season, browse our selection of non-alcoholic drinks. The variety of tasty alternatives will amaze you!
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