If you're going to imbibe over the festive season, you might
as well do it wisely.
As much as we love this time of year our bodies often suffer
for it. Over the holiday seasons we tend to overindulge and come January everyone
will be dieting and "detoxing" and hitting the gym hard, to make up
for the bad choices made over the festive season.
And while alcohol is a huge culprit when it comes to those
extra centimetres around the waist, the bigger concern is what it does to your
It's a fact that alcohol is more damaging to women than men.
Our bodies just don't metabolise it as well, and it's been linked to a host of
diseases including breast cancer, diabetes and liver failure.
That said, the news isn't all bad. As you'll see below, some
types of alcohol, when consumed in moderation, actually have health benefits.
And other types are light enough in calories to not give you
a beer belly. So choose wisely, and enjoy!
Here are 5 types of alcoholic drinks that are good for you:
Red wine has several health benefits, including lowering
blood pressure, the risks of heart disease and inflammation.
It also acts as a memory protection against Alzheimer’s disease.
According to Medical Daily, it has resveratrol - a powerful
antioxidant that protects against cell damage and prevent age-related mental
Sounds great doesn’t it? But that doesn’t mean you should
drink a bottle every day.
Also read: People in a committed relationship drink less
White wine has many of the same positive health benefits as
red wine. It, too, contains antioxidant
properties which can reduce the risks of getting heart diseases and even combat
According to Livestrong.com, wine contains antioxidants and
mice that ingested a high fat diet with wine, had lower liver fat percentages
than their teetotaling counterparts. Which, honestly, sounds too good to be
The health benefits of vodka include keeping the skin
healthy, hair growth, it helps in disinfecting wounds, provides relief from
toothaches and reduces risks of heart diseases.
Brandy contains a high concentration of antioxidants which
protects the body’s organs and tissues.
According to the Luxuryspot.com, 30ml of brandy is equivalent
to an intake of vitamin C.
It is also does a great job of preventing aging (only if it
is ingested in a normal way)
According to Elite Daily, tequila helps with lowering blood
sugar, it also has certain components that can help with losing weight and the
best thing is you don’t really get hungover from drinking tequila. Only if it
is 100% pure agave tequila though.
Regular beer drinkers have been found to have lower blood
pressure, it has been linked to lower the risks of getting diabetes and it also
increases the impact of vitamin E which is a major antioxidant for anti-aging
and healthy skin.
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