Full disclosure: Alcohol ranks pretty low on the scale of healthy things to put in your body. Not to get all preachy, but it contains calories that don't fill you up, it lowers your inhibitions so you end up eating more, it dehydrates you and also causes you to retain water so you feel bloated and puffy, and it takes up so much of your liver's attention that the organ stops metabolizing fat efficiently. To mitigate the harmful effects of your buzz, choose mixers that don't just make alcohol more palatable, but go one step further to make your drink a bit healthier. Sparkling Water About 4 ounces : Free of calories and artificial ingredients, sparkling water beats regular soda and most juices, which contain loads of sugar and excess calories.
Energy drinks are kinda scary, what with the insane amounts of sugar, caffeine, and, um , side effects. So forgive me if I'm a little skeptical about Monster Beverage's latest endeavor. According to the Wall Street Journal , company execs told shareholders earlier this week an expansion into alcohol and cannabis beverages could be around the corner. Monster is currently under a non-compete contract with Coca-Cola that prevents the brand from introducing any non-energy drinks. But come , everything's fair game. And Monster "has its sights on hard seltzers, malt beverages, and spirits," the Journal continued.
Here we go again…Which drinks at left are benign? Ironic that this MySpace RIP tribute by a friend of hers flashes a montage of energy drinks as the music begins…. I know, sounds lame. Ultimately, playing the blame game of personal vs.
Jeremy explores many topics as he juggles his passion for writing with his career as a chemical analyst and campus manager. Founded by Hansen Natural in , Monster Energy has since become the beverage of choice for many rockers, nerds, and hipsters across the world. With a strong and sweet brew chock-full of caffeine, it offers a great alternative to coffee for kick-starting your energy. But despite the drink's popularity and recent founding, it harbors an interesting history most consumers are unaware of.