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Brunch Drinks to Settle Your Stomach

You’re probably familiar with traditional brunch drinks like the ever famous mimosa. While mimosas are delicious and refreshing, the acid in orange juice and champagne can have negative effects on your stomach lining. People who suffer from conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease or peptic ulcers are especially sensitive to high-citrus drinks. Ditch

Alcohol Allergies 101

If you’ve ever experienced stomach cramps, difficulty breathing or faintness during or after drinking alcohol, there’s a chance you may have an alcohol allergy. True alcohol allergies are rare, as most people are actually allergic to one or more of the ingredients used to make alcoholic beverages (like beer and wine), such as barley, hops,


3 Tips for Safe Beach Drinking

Are you planning your annual week in the sun? You know what they say about a beach vacation: 1) Wear plenty of sunscreen, 2) Drink plenty of water and 3) Don’t drink in the sun. But what goes better with a hot day of sand and sun than a delicious, refreshing beer (or two or


Blending Balance, Booze and Beer Runs

Cookies and milk. Peanut butter and jelly. Beer and sports. You don’t question why these things go together — they just do. Fitness freaks are combining their favorite athletic activities with their favorite frothy follow-up beverages. Yoga and marathon running are becoming inseparable from beer. These pairings are hot, hot, hot — and here’s why:


3 Reasons to Complete a Summer Cleanse

While a smooth shot, a glass of bubbly wine or a refreshingly cold beer can turn a long, bad day into a fun, relaxing evening, we cannot ignore the fact that alcohol (especially in excess) is hard on the body. Without even addressing the effects of chronic binge drinking, even one night of heavy drinking