TIPS AND TRICKS ON DRINKING THIS WINTER
These are a few ideas from Rennie for alternative ways to enjoy the festivities and how to help get rid of heartburn:
DRINK ALCOHOL IN MODERATION
Although drinking alcohol in moderation is no guarantee you won’t get heartburn, it’s certainly gives you a better chance than if you overindulge!
Drinking moderately should apply all year around, but when nearing Christmas there tends to be more work socials and family gatherings than the rest of the year.
You can still enjoy that glass of prosecco at your New Year’s party, but it’s sensible to keep an eye on how much you’re drinking throughout the week.
Remember that there’s always an alternative, you can buy non-alcoholic beers and wines or you could always stick to soft drinks – especially if you know drinking contributes to you getting heartburn.
BE AWARE OF YOUR BODY
If you know alcohol is a trigger for your heartburn you should try to avoid it as much as possible.
However, you don’t need to feel as though you’re missing out.
You can always dilute your alcoholic drinks with a non-alcoholic mixer or shake up a mocktail. That way you don’t have to miss out the “cheers”!
YOU DON’T NEED WINE TO HAVE A GOOD TIME!
Having a glass of wine when coming in from a busy day at work has become common routine for those trying to kick back and relax, and it can be more tempting when it’s cold, grizzly weather outside.
But there are other ways to relax after a hectic day!
Start your New Year’s resolution early and find new ways to unwind. You could try swimming or yoga as an alternative or you could try meditating in the evening. As we’ve mentioned in other posts, stress can lead to heartburn too and these basic activities could help reduce your aggravation.
As always, you should see your doctor for expert advice if you have concerns regarding heartburn or alcohol consumption.