Holiday gatherings are wonderful for visiting with family and friends, but they can be an occasion when it’s easy to overindulge in food and drink. It’s a good idea to have a plan before the party so you can avoid the temptation to overdo unhealthy options.
You may be able to have up to 2 glasses of an appropriate wine, but drinking too much is still likely to increase your inflammation levels. To avoid the chance of increasing inflammation, you may want to limit your wine intake and try not to drink alcohol 2 days in a row. That doesn’t mean you have to completely abstain from drinks and treats.
In fact, dry red wines are probably the best choice of alcoholic beverage when you have a chronic inflammatory lung condition. This is because these wines tend to have lower amounts of sugars and sulfites than white wines and many other alcoholic drinks.
Mulled wine is a festive option that adds some anti-inflammatory spices to your drink.
PREP TIME | 15 minutes
SERVINGS | 3
- 2 cups cabernet sauvignon or other dry red wine
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 2 star anise
- 2 teaspoons of orange zest
- 1 teaspoon whole cloves
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- PROTEIN – 0 G
- FAT – 0 G
- CARBS – 6 G
- Grate orange zest, set aside and gather other ingredients.
- Add all ingredients to small pan. Simmer over medium-low heat for 20 minutes. Do not boil. Boiling will burn off the alcohol.
- Turn off burner and let spices steep for 10 minutes.
- Strain and serve.
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