Choosing Healthier Cocktails

Posted: August 20, 2011 in diet tips, PR, video

Remember a week ago when I mentioned I did a taping for GalTimeTV?

Well the first segment aired this morning and I’m happy to share it with you all!  Thanks to those of you who have already watched it!

This was the first of 2 segments I did and it was about choosing healthier cocktails.  Take a look and tell me if you would’ve made the right cocktail choices.

You can find a link to the entire show and GalTime TV here.

Kyle and I preach a heathy lifestyle BUT we also stress that everything life has to offer can be enjoyed in moderation…even alcohol.  Although alcohol does turn to a toxic substance, acetaldehyde, in the body.  It damages the cells of your small intestine and liver.  Lucky for your small intestine those cells renew every 3-5 days.  You liver…poor liver…those cells take 380+ days to renew.

On the show I chose 3 sets of 2 alcoholic drink and we had to “make the healthier choice”.  That’s a great idea for a game show right?  I just thought of that! 🙂

Choice 1:
8 oz Margarita vs. Bloody Mary
       – Easy peezy! The Margarita is a sugar and calorie killer with 500 calories in 8 oz.  The Bloody Mary has less calories at 140 and some vitamins from the tomato juice.  Hello brunch!

Make an exception for the frozen drink on your honeymoon!

Choice 2:
Screwdriver vs. Rum & Diet
       – The plot thickens.  Calories to calories the rum & diet wins.  But healthy choices go beyond a simple calorie equation.  The diet soda mixed with alcohol increases the effect of the alcohol on your body, thus making you feel drunker.  That can lead to a plethora of negative consequences. Stick with the OJ kiddos!

Choice 3:
Gin & Tonic vs. Red Wine
     – Red Wine has become the leader in the “healthy alcohol in moderation” movement.  I hate to break it to ya but many of the health benefits of moderate drinking have only been proven for older adults.  There ya go Mom!  Red wine still knocks out gin & tonic.  It has 125 calories compared the 140 calories and 22g of sugar with the gin & tonic.

Thanks for watching and reading.  Our readers are the best!

Love and bubbly,
Carissa & Kyle

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