Should You Drink Alcohol on Low-carb Diet?

If you’re trying to get your summer body ready with a low-carb diet, you may be wondering whether your Friday night visits to the local bar are still okay? These diets usually involve avoiding high carbohydrate containing foods like refined grains, starchy vegetables and legumes and instead consuming mostly healthy fats and proteins.

There is a lot of confusion and conflicting views on the topic but ultimately there are some types of drinks that are worse than others for people on a low-carb diet.

There are many types of alcohol that are high in carbohydrates, such as beer which is very starchy and those cocktails that contain desserts like ice-crean and softdrinks or sweets.

Generally you should stay away from mixed drinks which typically have a high sugar content or high-carbĀ  mixers.

Whiskey, vodka, brandy, gin, tequila are examples of drinks that are low in carbs, spirits in general are okay for people on a low-carb diet however be careful what you mix it with. Avoid soft drinks and juice, rather opt for something like soda water.