6 reasons to adopt non-alcoholic drinks
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6 reasons to adopt non-alcoholic drinks

May 23, 2023

If you’re looking for reasons why you should drop a full-strength glass of wine or cocktail for a tasty non-alcoholic alternative, you’ve come to the right place. The reasons for choosing non-alcoholic drinks are endless, whether you're tired of the hangovers or worried about the health consequences drinking alcohol may have on your mind and body. In this article, you will learn that non-alcoholic beverages don’t just taste great, but they also offer benefits that can improve your overall well-being. Here are our top six reasons why you should consider incorporating non-alcoholic wines, spirits and more into your lifestyle:

 

Reason 1: It’s really good for your health

Many people seem to forget, so it’s worth noting that alcohol is really not good for your health. While we could mention all the harmful effects alcohol has on your health let’s instead focus on all the benefits that happen once you start replacing your beer, whiskey or wine with a non-alcoholic alternative.

The benefits of switching to non-alcoholic drinks or just simply cutting back on alcohol consumption are shockingly significant. Physically your body almost immediately begins to improve, this happens in many parts of the body such as improved liver function, lower risk of cardiovascular diseases (like heart attacks, stroke and high blood pressure), reduced risk of cancer and other enjoyable benefits like weight loss and healthier looking skin. If these reasons were not enough, dropping alcohol is a game changer when it comes to your mental health. This includes helping with anxiety, depression, concentration and motivation.


Reason 2: You won’t believe the taste

Mocktails have earned a bad rep due to many years of bars and restaurants serving sickly sweet drinks made out of sugary juices and soda. Good news, times have changed! Our range of non-alcoholic wines, spirits, aperitifs and more is a testament to the quality and sophistication of the non-alcoholic options available today. The taste of these zero-proof alternatives has reached a new standard and is only improving with each passing day.

You no longer have to feel like you’re missing out when choosing to pass on the alcohol for a night, month or much longer. Enjoy the same flavors, experiences, and pleasures that your favorite cocktails or wines offer. Our favorite aspect is the experience of being served something special, it could be a delightful sparkling white wine to celebrate a special occasion or a well-crafted cocktail to enjoy after work. You never have to miss out again!

If you’re looking for the best mocktail recipes check out how to make a non-alcoholic Margarita, Gin & Tonic, Aperol Spritz, and more in our recipe section.


Reason 3: Best sleep ever (& no hangovers!)

Sleep is far too important to our daily lives, a better sleep = a better day. Replacing a night of drinking alcohol with a night of drinking non-alcoholic options will result in more restful and restoring slumbers. While alcohol may make you feel sleepy or drowsy it destroys REM sleep, which plays an important role in dreaming, memory, emotional processing and healthy brain development. This is because the effects of alcohol are constantly waking you up throughout the night and lowering the quality of your sleep.

Non-alcoholic options improve sleep cycles and eliminate nasty hangovers. Imagine being able to finish an entire bottle of wine and still wake up refreshed with no headaches, grogginess, anxiety, or nausea and be filled with lots of energy for a productive day! This is all possible with the non-alcoholic wines and spirits offered at No & Low.


Reason 4: Low in calories and sugar

Alcoholic beverages are often packed with sugar and calories, an average of 56 calories a unit. To be clear, those calories provide no nutritional value to your body and they can be detrimental to your health if consumed in excess. Non-alcoholic drinks, on the other hand, are generally low in sugar and much lower in calories, making them a healthier option.

For instance, a standard pint of beer can contain up to 200 calories, while a non-alcoholic beer can have as little as 50 calories. A glass of wine can have over 120 calories, while a non-alcoholic wine will have as little as 15 calories.

To give you a better understanding we’ve compiled some comparisons below to show you the difference between options from our shop and their alcoholic counterparts.

  • NA Wine: No & Low Sparkling Chardonnay contains 2.7g of sugar and 16 calories per serving vs a standard Prosecco containing 3g of sugar and 100 calories.

 

Non-alcoholic Sparkling Chardonnay

 

  • NA Wine: Noughty Rouge Shiraz contains 2.5g of sugar and 14 calories per serving compared to red wine like Shiraz will contain around 2.5g of sugar and over 120 calories.

 

Non-alcoholic Red Wine

 

 

Ritual Tequila alternative

 

  • NA Aperitif: Wilfreds Bittersweet Aperitif contains 5g of sugar and 21 calories per serving compared to Aperol which contains 15g of sugar and 100 calories.

 

Wilfred's bittersweet non-alcoholic aperitif

 

  • NA Whiskey: Spiritless Kentucky 74 contains 1g of sugar and 15 calories per serving compared to a standard whiskey containing less than a gram of sugar but over 100 calories.
Spiritless Kentucky 74 whiskey alternative

 


Reason 5: Drink without worry

Non-alcoholic spirits, wines, beers, and more offer worry-free enjoyment. When drinking non-alcoholic beverages you no longer have to think about how you will get home from a night out (no need to pay for an Uber either!), how it will affect your day tomorrow or how you will act if you drink too much. Worried about fitting in? You’ll never feel left out during social gatherings when your drink looks, feels and tastes the same as everyone else’s. No more “Why aren’t you drinking?!” Make sure to have your favorite non-alc drinks stocked at home so you’re prepared with a zero-proof option when the occasion arises. You’ll also always have something on hand to bring to parties if you think the host won’t have alternatives available.


Reason 6: Be the host with the most

Even if non-alcoholic beverages are not for you it is incredibly thoughtful to have a non-alcoholic wine, ready-to-drink cocktail, or other alternative available in your home when hosting family or friends. You never know who may not be drinking for whatever reason. Maybe your friend has a child on the way, maybe they are on medication, work early the next morning, the list of reasons is endless. Imagine how they’d feel if you could still share a beer, cocktail, or glass of wine together because you were prepared for that moment. Now that’s the ultimate host!

We’ve preached 6 reasons why you should adopt non-alcoholic beverages, we hope to have inspired you to try (if you have not already) NA drinks and make them about of your lifestyle. They offer a powerful range of benefits that can improve your overall well-being. They taste amazing, eliminate the risk of hangovers and driving under the influence, help you sleep better, and are an ally for your body and soul. Plus, they're low in sugar and calories, making them a healthier option than their alcoholic counterparts!


Whether you choose to moderate or cut alcohol out of your life completely, we are here for you. If you’d like to learn more about drinking culture click here.

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