The Festive season is upon us and with each party invite, especially the ones hosted at pubs, I am at a loss what to drink. My go-to beverage in these situations was seltzer with lemon or lime. But the luteal phase foods say: Avoid carbonated beverages.
Unflavored seltzer, sparkling cider (nonalcoholic), sugar sweetened sodas (no high fructose corn syrup) - how *evil* are these?
Yeah, it's the holiday season again and those of you who are trying to stick to the diet need a bit more motivation than normal....so yes Seltzer is a much better selection than say a beer or glass of wine or even hard liquor. Those of you who are newly gluten-free need to be very, very careful due to the improved intestinal absorption, alcohol will be faster to the system and you'll notice the difference in just one drink...be warned.
So be careful this holiday season, drink diet soda if you must with a water chaser, drink juices with a twist, drink mineral water too (this would be a very good choice) due to the calcium/magnesium content. Flavored waters are also okay. There are even some vitamin and mineral added sodas and waters. Coke plus*....just saying in case of an emergency and holiday good cheer.