6 Benifits of Mocktails !
1. More Nutrients
When made in a healthy way, mocktails provide you with all of the benefits of the ingredients you use. And with more nutrients come more health benefits. If you’re creating your own mocktail, it’s completely up to you what goes in to it.
Nutrient-dense ingredients like fresh vegetable juices, kombucha and coconut water, just to name a few. Ingredients like these are loaded with essential vitamins and minerals so they can turn a tasty mocktail into so much more — a mocktail can actually become a way to get more drinkable nutrients into your daily life.
2. Easy to Make and Inexpensive
Another benefit is that mocktails are typically very easy and not time-consuming to make. You definitely don’t need to be an experienced bartender to create a good mocktail. Mocktails also are less expensive to make compared to alcoholic drinks.
The alcohol that goes into cocktails is typically quite pricey and pretty much always the priciest ingredient that goes into a cocktail. When you remove the alcohol from a drink, you greatly reduce its cost, so mocktails tend to be much cheaper to make and buy than real cocktails.
3. No Hangovers
Unlike a cocktail party, a mocktail party won’t leave you hungover and miserable the next day. One of the top reasons that people love to opt for mocktails over cocktails is that they can drink something that tastes good and don’t have to pay for it in the short term or the long term.
As long as you choose your mocktails carefully (low-sugar, for sure), then you can imbibe moderately and feel great the next day. I say moderately because mocktails shouldn’t be a license to overdo it either since they do often contain fruit juices, which you only want to consume in small qualities.
4. Not Addictive
Alcohol is known for its addictive properties, which is why alcoholism continues to be such a problem around the world. According to Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center at the University of California, San Francisco, when a person consumes alcohol, endorphins (happy chemicals) are released into the brain. This release of endorphins in the brain creates a sensation of pleasure, which can lead to a compulsion to drink more to re-create those good feelings. This link between consuming alcohol and experiencing pleasure can lead to cravings for alcohol, which is one of the main attributes of an alcohol addiction.
By completely leaving out the alcohol, mocktails pose no risk of dangerous and extremely unhealthy alcohol abuse and addiction.
5. They’re Hydrating
Mocktails leave out the alcohol, which is one of the most dehydrating liquids. One of the short-term effects of alcohol consumption is excessive urination due to the fact that alcohol is a diuretic. What is a diuretic? It’s something that increases the amount of water your body excretes through urination. When you wake up with a headache after consuming alcohol, it’s because you’re dehydrated. Drinking excessive quantities of alcohol can also cause vomiting, which depletes the body of fluids as well as electrolytes and can cause further dehydration symptoms.
With mocktails, not only are you leaving out the dehydrating alcohol, but you actually hydrate your body with base ingredients like coconut water and sparkling mineral water. For example, including a high-quality, low-sugar coconut water in your mocktails is like adding a sports drink made by nature and is very hydrating. Coconut water is so high in potassium and such a great electrolyte replacement that it’s even been used for IV hydration in some emergency situations.
6. Safe for Pregnant Women, the Chronically Ill & Children
It’s a well-known fact that alcohol should be completely avoided during pregnancy if you want to have a healthy, vibrant pregnancy. A healthy mocktail can be the perfect choice for a pregnant woman looking to have a drink that feels special but doesn’t pose any risk to her unborn baby. Mocktails are also a great alternative for breastfeeding women.
It doesn’t stop there — mocktails are a fitting choice for chronically ill people and children.
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Source: Dr. Axe