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This or That: Alcohol

Let's be frank: most of us drink...regularly (depending on what you consider: "regularly"). We congratulate the ones who abstain, but for the rest of us, we have to find a middle ground that takes into account what we want in the short-term and in the long-term.


Here's how to make better choices...sort of

When choosing your drink, a few things to consider:


-Sugar-

Carbohydrates

-Calories


Because there is minimal (at best) nutritional benefit from drinking alcohol, we have to look at these as extra sugars/carbs/calories in our daily nutritional intake. So our goal is to minimize the excess consumption of these three elements, while maximizing YOLO.


When we made an apples-to-apples comparison, here are our two favorites:


THE "FITTEST" WINE

FitVine


A relative newcomer, FitVine is slightly lower in sugar (~0.01-0.03g), calories (~10-20g), and carbs (~0.01-0.05g) than comparable types of wine. FitVine is also organic, which helps eliminate the severity of a hangover.







THE "FITTEST" ALCOHOL

Vodka


We suggest Tito's Vodka. Like most vodka, it is naturally gluten-free because of the way it is distilled (even though it is made from potatoes). Vodka also has the fewer calories per serving (~70 cal per shot) than any other "hard" alcohol. It also has 0g of fat, 0g of carbs and 0g of sugar.


But, let's be honest, we can only drink vodka: straight for so long (if at all). The trick is to not screw it all up with a sugary or high calorie mixer.



Instead, try:

  • soda water

  • club soda with a squeeze of lemon or lime

  • diluted cranberry juice or lemon

  • unsweetened iced tea

  • club soda

  • mint leaves and Stevia

Disclaimer:

  • We do not condone alcohol use, we are just realistic.

  • Please do not exercise while under the influence of alcohol.

  • There is no way to modify, and make the room stop spinning.

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