Drink Healthier in 2022
Happy New Year! Why not start the new year off by developing healthier drinking habits? Although we are a distilling company, we understand the effects excessive drinking can have on your health and urge our customers to drink responsibly and in a healthy manner that works best for their health. So, we have developed a list of tips to support our customers on their journey to developing healthier drinking habits.
Tips To Support Healthier Drinking
Eat Before You Drink
Making it a priority to eat before you indulge in alcohol is a great way to better your gut health, which in turn will aid your mental health and your overall health. Eating before you drink works to coat the inner lining of the stomach which can help you to avoid getting sick and developing stomach issues, such as stomach ulcers.
Most people already know that it is important to drink plenty of water when consuming alcoholic beverages, but do you know why? Alcohol causes dehydration because it is a diuretic, meaning it makes you use the bathroom more frequently. This, then, causes your body to be stripped of electrolytes, which amplifies the feeling of a hangover. So, when drinking, always use the one-to-one rule. For every alcoholic drink you have, make sure to consume the same amount of water; one alcoholic drink, one water, repeat.
Avoid Sugary Drinks
Everyone loves a good sugar-filled cocktail, but they are not the best idea when it comes to developing healthy drinking habits. Alcohol and sugar are both processed through the liver and they are both dehydrating. When alcohol and sugar are combined, it is the perfect recipe for a rough hangover. So, next time you want a fruity cocktail, try to avoid fruit juices that have added sugar and instead opt for a cocktail that uses fresh fruit. You can also try out our personal favorite, fruit soaked in moonshine.
Drink in Moderation
Remember to count your drinks and avoid binge drinking if you want to develop healthy drinking habits. Binge drinking has negative short and long-term effects. When a person consumes too much alcohol, their body contains a large amount of toxicity and struggles to metabolize the alcohol they have consumed. This can damage many different organs that are important to your daily health.
Take care of yourself and start employing these healthy drinking habits in your day-to-day life. At Old Tennessee Distilling Company we want to encourage healthy drinking habits and support our customers in every way possible. Come visit us at Old Tennessee Distilling Company and pick up the perfect products to try out all the new healthy cocktails you will be creating in the new year!