Fancy giving up the booze? Perhaps your New Year’s resolution is to quit the wine, get healthy and start living your life without the need for a tipple.
Maybe things are a little more serious than that too, and you’re feeling like your reliance upon alcohol is too much and you need to give it up. In this case, getting some alcohol advice is worth looking into and going through a treatment process before taking on a life without booze.
Either way and no matter where you’re at in your journey, if you’re looking to give up the bottles of wine, you’re going to need an alternative to kick back and relax with. But what are the best alternatives to wine? And which ones are even good for you?
Like red wine especially, pomegranate juice has a rich and fruity flavor that is a perfect replacement. Many use it as a red wine cooking replacement, but it’s just as good for drinking and it’s also rich in antioxidants which can help lower blood pressure and the risk of heart disease.
What’s more, pomegranate juice is also a regular ingredient in non-alcoholic cocktails, including this brilliant mojito mocktail.
Apple juice is a sweet drink that’s a great replacement for white wine if that was previously your tipple of choice. It’s a drink that is often drunk at breakfast only, but there’s absolutely no reason you can’t get it out at the dinner table or in the evening.
Of course, it can be rather sharp and sweet, so you may want to drink responsibly too, or you may end up with a few stomach problems.
Why not simply just remove the alcohol from the wine and you’ve got tasty grape juice? Grape juice contains high levels of antioxidants that can help protect your body from free radicals.
You can get both white and red grape juice and you’ll also get vitamin C and manganese from the drink too and boost your health as you drink. A wine glass full of grape juice to while away an evening in front of the television – perfect.
Of course, nobody is going to glug tomato juice like they would red wine, but it’s a healthy alternative nonetheless and a rich source of vitamins C and B as well as high in potassium.
It’s also full of antioxidants such as lycopene and can reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer. There’s perhaps a time and a place for it, you’re not exactly going to drink it over dinner, but a glass of tomato juice once per day is certainly going to be more beneficial to you than alcohol is.