Consumers are in Denial with the Lack of Nutrition Labels on Alcoholic Beverages
Health-conscious consumers have been looking at product labels for years, attempting to avoid sugar, carbohydrates, fats, and high-calorie foods at all costs. While this is nothing new for society, the hype of ‘healthy drinking’ is making its way to alcoholic beverages. While we may still see the occasional keg stand and shotgunning of beers, it seems that millennials have healthier alcoholic beverages in hand and are turning the market when it comes to choosing a better-for-you alternative.
Why Social Gatherings with Alcohol are Healthy
From an early age, society has viewed alcohol in a negative light, discouraging those who take part in too many alcohol-involved activities, worried about the long-term effects on health, and the risk of addiction. What they may not think about are the pros of socially enjoying alcoholic beverages in moderation and the positive effects that it can bring to our mental health.
Dehydrated After Drinking? This Simple Solution is a Game-Changer
75 Percent of Americans are chronically dehydrated on any given day. Imagine already being dehydrated, and then going out for a night of drinking. Who needs water when they have booze, right? Wrong. This is only adding to the problem, and being severely dehydrated is not only extremely dangerous but can have negative effects on your skin health, hair health, fitness performance and overall health. We’ve all had the same hangover symptoms: nausea, headache, dry mouth, even fatigue. If we thought about the symptoms of dehydration, our list would come out looking just about identical to these symptoms. One very simple yet effective solution to all of this: ORS.
Why Water Alone Isn't Enough for Your Hangover Recovery
We’ve all come home from a night out drinking, some more trashed than others. Feeling tired and thirsty, there’s only one thing left to do: the classic pre-hangover routine of popping a couple of ibuprofen and drinking a few glasses of water. After 'rehydrating' our body from drinking one too many, we can go to bed in confidence. As the morning light hits, our body awakens with head throbbing and immediate regret. Then comes the nausea and realizing our mouth's as dry as the desert. We’ve all heard the myths about drinking water before, after, and in between drinks to prevent a hangover. How can we still be having a hangover if we drank water all night and right before bed? Unfortunately, curing a hangover just isn’t that simple. For some, they may have been lucky so far and have gotten away with this trick, but researchers have shown that for most people, water just isn’t enough.
The Hype of ‘Hangover IV Lounges’- Are they worth it?
It’s no secret that most of us like to enjoy a few drinks during the week, as a way to unwind. Sometimes we get a little carried away and before we realize it, we’re throwing shots back like it’s our 21 run all over again. The next thing we know, we’re waking up with a pounding headache, cottonmouth, and worst of all, regret. We’ve tried the water chasers, carb-loaded breakfast and popping pills before bed, but none of these do much to make a difference. What if we could walk around with an IV all day long? Or better yet, have one come to us and in 30-60 minutes, feel as though last night never happened?
Top 5 Cleanest Cocktail Mixers
As the stress from social distancing, homeschooling and attempts of normalcy take their toll, adults are looking for ways to take the edge off and relax at the end of the day. The pandemic has changed the way that we shop, socialize, entertain, and the types of food and beverages that we consume. At the beginning of lockdown in 2020, alcohol sales skyrocketed and seeing these first few months of 2021, there’s no sign of slowing down for this industry. Consumers have turned into DIY bartenders, creating their own cocktails at home (which isn't always easy). While there may be challenges in creating indulgent beverages on our own, there are several clean mixers on the market that will have you wanting to make cocktails every night - without the guilt.
Myth-Busting The Top 5 Hangover Cure Myths
Hangovers suck. Last night, you had the time of your life. This morning, you’re wondering why you ever drank in the first place. The nausea, pounding headache, and shaking is too overwhelming to think about anything else. Which remedies ease the dreaded symptoms and which are just a misconception?
Healthy Cocktail Tips to Keep your Waistline in Check This Year
With the new year settling in, millions of us are writing out our list of resolutions that we swear we'll stick to. And the top of everyone’s list? Eat better, exercise more. Many of us feel committed to eating less processed foods, going to the gym everyday and eliminating alcohol (dry January, anyone?). And as if eating better and gym-ing everyday wasn’t hard enough - ditching cocktails this January is a BIG ask.