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Healthy(ier) New Year’s Jello Shots

Aside from a New Year’s kiss, taking a shot or having a drink when the ball drops may be the most popular New Year’s tradition in the world. There’s just something about ringing in a new year full of new possibilities with family and friends and celebrating with a sweet treat! If your shot of

The Benefits of Mulled Wine

Usually made with red wine, mulling spices (cinnamon, cloves, allspice, nutmeg, peppercorn or cardamom) and raisins, mulled wine is typically served hot or warm. A traditional Christmas beverage, mulled wine has several health benefits that may make it a healthier choice than other holiday drinks like hot chocolate, eggnog or sugary lattes. Research has confirmed

Champagne: The Fancier, Healthier Drink

Whether you’re toasting your accomplishments, safety, health or family at a holiday meal or ringing in the good fortune of another new year, champagne is a fabulous drink to help celebrate the most wonderful time of the year! Not only is it considered a classy choice, but did you know that there are actually many

4 Healthy Alternatives to Eggnog

Eggnog is a traditional holiday drink that is served chilled. A sweetened, dairy-based beverage typically made with milk or cream, sugar and whipped eggs for frothy texture; it is often served with the finishing touch of a favorite spirit, such as brandy, rum or bourbon. For an extra dash of holiday cheer, many people add

Not All Reds are Created Equal – Health Benefits of Different Types of Red Wine

You’ve probably heard it 100 times: red wine is good for heart health—and that’s true! Many red wines contain antioxidants, which may help prevent heart disease by increasing the levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (the good kind of cholesterol) and protecting your arteries against damage. While this is certainly not a green-light to over-indulge in