Are Bloody Marys Good For You
Are you really health conscious? That’s nice.
But do you like to drink alcohol? Uh oh…kiss that healthy body goodbye.
Well maybe not… without even going that deep into it, you can tell a bloody mary offers far more health benefits than a typical Manhattan or the other popular breakfast cocktail, a mimosa.
Because if you drink Bloody Marys you can still get some of those health benefits your body craves, and needs.
Let’s go over the ingredients in a typical Bloody Mary
- Tomato Juice
- Lemon Juice
- Spices or Hot Sauce
- Horseradish and or Wosteshire Sauce
- Celery Stick garnish
Are Bloody Marys Healthy?
Well lets break down that ingredient list.
One of the main ingredients is tomatoes. That’s great news as you’ll read.
As long as you’re not going crazy with a Loaded Bloody Mary and pack on the Insane Bloody Mary Garnishes…you have several healthy ingredients.
Tomato Juice – Tomatoes
Although often thought of as a vegetable, tomatoes are actually a fruit. In fact, technically they’re considered a berry.
- vitamin C
- vitamin E.
Tomatoes are packed with nutrients that are great for your body’s natural processes. Tomatoes are considered a high-antioxidant food and one of the best sources of the phytonutrient, called lycopene, in the world.
Lycopene is closely tied to enhanced immunity and cancer risk reduction.
If you are going to drink alcohol, It is the clearer types of alcohol that are easier on your body. Generally speaking, clear liquor is also less coloric. One serving of vodka contains only 97 calories and zero carbs,
- vitamin C
- dietary fiber
Horseradish fights the common cold, analgesic, antibiotic properties, protective against UTI’s, cancer-fighting properties called glucosinolates.
- vitamin K
- vitamin C
- vitamin B6
Celery is an excellent source of antioxidants and beneficial enzymes. Celery is known to fight cancer, lower high blood pressure, ease insomnia, prevent kidney stones and help with digestive problems.
If you want to know how many calories a are in a bloody mary, we’ve put together a great post breaking down bloody mary calories.
And if you want to a get natural energy drink or a delicious way to get some extra servings of fruits and vegetables, we’ve created a delicious Virgin Bloody Mary Drink recipe HERE.