As women, we all love a good glass of wine or cocktail every once in a while, but during menopause, alcohol can exacerbate some of the menopause symptoms we’re already dealing with. Hot flashes, night sweats, and disrupted sleep can all be triggered by alcohol consumption. Fortunately, there are plenty of alternatives for your favorite alcohol during menopause that are paleo-friendly and won’t leave you feeling worse for wear.
First on the list is kombucha, a fermented tea that is packed with probiotics and antioxidants. It comes in a variety of flavors, including some that mimic the taste of alcoholic beverages, making it a great substitute for beer or wine.
Another option is sparkling water with a splash of fruit juice or a squeeze of fresh citrus. This can give you the sensation of drinking a fruity cocktail without the alcohol content.
If you’re looking for a more indulgent option, try making a paleo-friendly mocktail with fresh ingredients. For example, mix fresh berries with coconut water and a splash of lime juice for a refreshing and hydrating beverage.
And finally, don’t forget about herbal tea. There are plenty of delicious herbal blends that can be enjoyed hot or iced, and some, like chamomile and valerian root, can even help promote relaxation and better sleep.
By incorporating these alternatives into your routine, you can still enjoy a tasty and refreshing beverage without the negative effects of alcohol. So, cheers to your health and well-being during menopause!