Yep, you can drink alcohol and still be healthy! Hollywood nutritionist Philip Goglia tells us how he advises his celeb clients to drink the "healthy" way.
- The key is to stick to a single ingredient alcohol and stay away from fermented drinks.
- Vodka is made from potato rye or grain. It's been distilled not fermented, so in the distillation process many of the sugars are removed. Because of the one ingredient, the alcohol breaks down rapidly in your system, versus a fermented alcohol like a beer or wine where it takes longer to break down.
- The two primary ingredients in fermented drinks are yeast and sugar while wine has mould as well. Don't despair though. If you are a merlot drinker the rule is three glasses of water for every glass of wine. This "manages" the yeast and the sugar.
- But stay away from rum; it is high in sugar and not distilled.
Healthy cocktail recipe: "Vitatini"
Mix Kettle, Belvedere or Grey Goose vodka with your favourite flavour of Vitamin Water.
If you want a bit of fizz add a diet soda and squeeze some fresh lemon into it.
But if you can't stay away from the "dirty" martinis, that's okay. Just order any of the top shelf vodkas listed the olives will be good for you as they contain essential fatty acids.
Health & Wellbeing loves: POM cocktail
- 60 ml POMx Pomegranate Lychee Green Tea
- 45 ml vodka
- 60 ml tonic
- 60 ml fresh orange juice
- Mint leaves
- Muddle the mint leaves in the bottom of a highball glass with half of the POMx Pomegranate Lychee Green Tea.
- Add ice and the remaining ingredients.
- Stir and garnish with the mint sprig.
What's your favourite "healthy" cocktail?