What You Should Really Be Drinking...

  Let’s be honest, we're all human and we're going to have a few drinks from time to time. The key here is consumption in moderation. The more you drink, the more empty calories you are taking in. Alcoholic drinks are often full of sugars, which will lead to weight gain. The trick here is to find a healthy alternative you can enjoy. Let’s take a look at a few options: For you beer lovers, I suggest checking out Bud Select 55, Beck’s Premier Light, or Miller 64. Bud Select comes in at only 55 calories per can, whereas Beck’s and Miller come in a close second at 64. Keep this thought in mind when it comes to beer, because most beers contain up to 15 grams of carbs, which is the equivalent to a single slice of bread. In reality, people often consume more than one beer, and that’s a lot of slices of bread if you are following what I’m saying. The Hard Stuff – Skinnygirl vodkas have been a around or a while now. They target those who are trying to stay fit when consuming alcohol. On the label, it claims they have a less calories per serving than the regular vodkas. Well, a closer look will reveal this is true only because of the smaller amount of alcohol per volume. Simply put, it is a more watered down version of vodka, so watch yourself in thinking this is actually a healthier alternative.Black Clover Fitness pullquote 4.15 My suggestion for a better liquor – Tequila. Tequila is made from agavin, a naturally occurring sweetener which can lower blood glucose levels. Since tequila is naturally sweet, you can enjoy it by simply adding soda water and perhaps a splash of lime instead of dumping the works into  a bowl and making a 400 calorie margarita. Did you know tequila is also gluten-free? Wine – Wine is the most calorie friendly alcohol option.  An ounce contains 20 calories, so a basic 5 ounce serving is only going to cost you 100 calories. Pretty good, right?  Dessert wines may be a little more however, because they are a lot sweeter. As you know, wine contains antioxidants, which are very good for your heart. Not only that, they also increase HDL, help protect against heart disease, and decrease LDL. My suggestion would be a nice glass of Pinot Noir. For you wine drinkers, check out this website http://winefolly.com/tutorial/wine-nutrition-facts/. It will give you a great breakdown on which wines to choose. Now you have the facts, but just remember, always drink in moderation. Please contact us with any other questions you might have!  



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