How does alcohol consumption impact our health? On Instagram @AndreaHardyRD, I talk all about the impacts of drinking a lot of alcohol and tips to consume alcohol while still enjoying yourself and avoiding some of the negative after affects.
We may not be going out to party this holiday season, but alcohol at home can still contribute to IBS symptoms! ⠀
When we consume more alcohol, our inhibitions are lowered, and we often eat mindlessly. ⠀
Over eating, especially of high fat or high FODMAP foods, can contribute to gut symptoms.🍩🍕⠀
Then, we have the day after to contend with right? ⠀
Alcohol can leave us with:⠀
😔stomach aches, bloating, diarrhea or constipation⠀
🍾 pick 1-2 drinks you REALLY like! If you do enjoy a cocktail, it may as well be one that you like rather than one you think you ‘have’ to have⠀
🍺 don’t mix your booze with caffeine – this can make us feel more sober than we are and can lead to over consumption ⠀
🚰 stay hydrated! Sip on water, or make a fun mocktail, like a mojito with mint, lime, soda, and simple syrup! ⠀
🍹if you struggle with IBS, avoid mixes that are high in fat or fructose (egg nog, orange juice, regular pop)!