Low Calorie Options to Start Your 2021!
There are only a few more hours until we can finally put 2020 behind us. I for one am very much looking forward to ringing in the new year and most definitely have a resolution...or two. My counters have been lined with cakes and sweet treats for months now and boy I can tell you, the quarantine 15 is real and I am looking forward to pants that aren't so darn tight!
If you're like me, and according to an article published by YouGov, 44% of Americans say they want to loose weight...so I'm definitely not alone out here, we thought we would offer you some good news! You can still imbible...guilt free! If the dry January is not your speed and you are still looking to enjoy a glass of something here are there, we rounded up a few fun facts that we just needed to share.
Here are 6 alcoholic options that you can still enjoy without feeling guilty when counting calories and a few benefits too!
LOWER CALORIE OPTIONS
Gin - 1.5oz. : 38 Calories
The main ingredient in Gin is Juniper Berries. It's said that Juniper Berries act as a natural diuretic and are jam packed of antioxidants!
Champagne - 4oz. : 80 Calories
Champagne is predominantly made from red grapes. Yes, the grapes that doctors claim are good for your cardiovascular system.
Vodka - 1.5oz. : 97 Calories
Besides enjoying a great martini, vodka can be used as a great skincare product. It acts as a natural astringent or toner and disinfects (just be sure to dilute it with equal parts of water first).
Tequila - 1.5oz. : 97 Calories
Thanks to the American Chemical Society, we now know there is a compound in the tequila plant called agavins that actually help lower blood sugar.
Whiskey - 1.5oz. 105 Calories
Did you know that the ingredients of a Hot Toddy has a few of the same properties of a dose of Nyquil? According to an article published by Wide Open Country, "whiskey acts as a decongestant by dilating your blood vessels, while the honey, lemon and herbal tea have anesthetic properties and can loosen mucus."
Cabernet Sauvignon - 5oz. : 122 Calories
Well here is a new one. Brushing your teeth isn't the only thing that will maintain those sparkly whites! Share This Live posted an article stating that "red wine also eliminates the cavity-causing bacteria that effects tooth enamel".
*Please remember to drink responsibly.