Are you going sober for October?

Sara Handford

www.sarahandfordnutrition.com



With the stresses that life brings, it’s so easy to grab that bottle of wine in the fridge and before we know it we’re drinking every night. Taking a break from drinking is a great way to give your body and mind a break from alcohol, and it has so many benefits. These are the things you will start to notice:-


· A better nights sleep – alcohol can disrupt your sleep patterns leaving your sleep to be of a lower quality.


· More energy – hang-over free will leave you starting the day refreshed with more energy.


· Weight loss – alcoholic drinks are high in empty calories and adding these empty calories on top of your daily intake can make it difficult to maintain or lose weight.


· Increased ability to fight off illness – alcohol can lower your immune health, making you more prone to colds, flu and viruses.


· More control over your emotions – alcohol can contribute to depression and anxiety.


· Save money – buying a couple of bottles of wine each week adds up, so you’ll be saving yourself money.


So if you would like some ideas as to what to drink instead, I’ve listed below some alcohol free ideas as well as some low alcohol alternatives for those that would prefer that route. I haven’t tried them all but would love to know your thoughts on them. Cheers!



NON ALCOHOLIC IDEAS/0.5%ABV


Wine


Wild Life Botanicals sparkling wine

https://wildlifebotanicals.co.uk/

Botonique sparkling wine

https://botonique.com/

Thomson and Scott AF sparkling wine

https://thomsonandscott.com/products/noughty-alcohol-free-sparkling-wine

Leitz Eins Zwei Zero Alcohol-Free Riesling

https://www.waitrosecellar.com/low-alcohol-wine/leitz-eins-zwei-zero-796704

Rawsons Retreat sparkling alcohol free wine

https://www.tesco.com/groceries/en-GB/products/295236926 https://www.sainsburys.co.uk/gol-ui/product/low-alcohol-drinks/rawsons-retreat-05-chardonnay-pinot-noir-muscat-75cl

Eisberg alcohol free wine

http://www.eisberg.co.uk/

Lindemans alcohol free wine

https://www.lindemans.com/en-gb/wines/non-alcoholic-wine-uk

Artis AF wine

https://www.sainsburys.co.uk/gol-ui/product/no-alcohol-drink/artis-merlot-de-alcoholised-wine-75cl

Torres Natureo de-alcoholised red wine

https://www.waitrose.com/ecom/products/torres-natureo-de-alcoholised-red/859418-343688-343689

Free alcohol removed Merlot

https://groceries.asda.com/product/no-low-alcohol-wine/fre-merlot-alcohol-removed-wine/48032969

Ariel AF cabernet Sauvignon

https://drydrinker.com/product/ariel-cabernet-sauvignon/

McGuigon Zero Shiraz

https://groceries.asda.com/product/shiraz/mc-guigan-zero-shiraz/1000210453254



Spirits


Seedlip alcohol free spirits

https://seedlipdrinks.com/uk/

Ceders non alcoholic gin

https://ceders-alt-gin.com/

Sea Arch non alcoholic spirit

https://seaarchdrinks.com/

Caleno non alcoholic spirit

https://calenodrinks.com/

Pentire non alcoholic spirit

https://pentiredrinks.com/



Beer/Lager/Ale/Cider


Binary Botanical AF beer

https://binarybotanical.com/our-product/ www.wisebartender.co.uk

Clausthaler alcohol free beer

https://www.clausthaler.com/brew/

Erdinger alcohol free beer

https://uk.erdinger.de/beer/alkoholfrei.html

Big Drop Brew alcohol free beer

https://www.bigdropbrew.com/

Peroni alcohol free

https://www.ocado.com/products/peroni-libera-alcohol-free-448460011

San Miguel alcohol free

https://www.waitrose.com/ecom/products/san-miguel-alcohol-free-spain/597881-489053-489054

Adnams Ghostship beer

https://www.adnams.co.uk/beer/shop-by-taste_1/ale/adnams-ghost-ship-0-5-bottles.htm

Lucky saint AF beer

https://luckysaint.co/

Crafty Nectar AF cider