5 Healthier Alternatives to Alcohol Trending This Year

A key focus of my blog is Health/Wellness. For many people, alcohol is a way to decompress, a way to be social and in some instances unfortunately an addiction. For health and wellness purposes though, there is a desire for alternatives to alcoholic beverages. The following contributed post is entitled, 5 Healthier Alternatives to Alcohol Trending This Year.

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There has been an increase in global awareness of the health risks associated with alcohol, which has led to a growing market of fashionable alcohol-free beverages. If you’re looking for a healthy alternative to alcohol, there are several options nowadays that don’t compromise on taste or quality. Many people are making the switch to non-alcoholic beers, cocktails, and spirits in 2020.

The dangers of alcohol

Consumers are becoming more health-conscious and therefore aware of the dangers of alcohol. Drinking in excessive amounts could lead to long-term health problems such as heart and liver diseases, addiction, and poor immunity. It’s better for your body and mind to find a healthier alternative, or drink in moderation.

In the short-term, alcohol can be dangerous in other ways, for example with drink driving. One of the best ways to avoid collisions is to ensure you never get behind the wheel under the influence. If not, it could result in a DUI at the very least, in which case you would need to contact criminal defense lawyers. The best way to drive safely is by avoiding alcohol. Here are five healthy alternatives to alcohol that have been trending recently.


Kombucha is a bubbly, fermented beverage full of probiotics. It’s made from black or green tea with a touch of bacteria added. It has a sweet and tangy taste, with a little fizz in the consistency. Many bars and pubs worldwide have recognized the growth in popularity of kombucha and are now serving it regularly. Here are some of the best kombucha brands trending at the moment.

Sparkling juice

Many people are opting for sparkling juices as a fun alternative to champagne, prosecco, and other sparkling wines. There are in fact made with the same fermentation process as sparkling wine. There are a variety of fruit flavors and high-end brands marketed towards a more elegant setting.

Premium alcohol-free beer

There is a wider range of alcohol-free beers than ever before. These include IPAs, stouts, premium lagers, and popular brands. The brewery industry has taken advantage of the leap in sales of alcohol-free and low-alcohol beers in the last few years. Many craft beer companies have released alcohol-free alternatives for connoisseurs with a more delicate palette.


Mocktails are a fun, glamorous alternative to traditional cocktails. They are still made skillfully by expert mixologists, using high-quality ingredients. The only difference is that they’re completely alcohol-free. Mocktails are made with a variety of ingredients and present in an array of colors, creating the same level of sophistication and excitement.

Alcohol-free gin

Due to the recent gin craze, alcohol-free gin has also become very popular. Consumers are continuing to commit more to abstinence and clean-eating. This has caused a surge in the manufacture of non-alcoholic gin. It’s made using brewed juniper distillate plus a mix of botanicals.

The sophistication of these alcohol-free blends is continually being developed by big brands and enjoyed by many all over the world. We can only expect to see more from the alcohol-free market.

Author: anwaryusef

Anwar Y. Dunbar is a Regulatory Scientist. Being a naturally curious person, he is also a student of all things. He earned his Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of Michigan and his Bachelor’s Degree in General Biology from Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU). Prior to starting the Big Words Blog Site, Anwar published and contributed to numerous research articles in competitive scientific journals reporting on his research from graduate school and postdoctoral years. After falling in love with writing, he contributed to the now defunct Examiner.com, and the Edvocate where he regularly wrote about: Education-related stories/topics, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Financial Literacy; as well as conducted interviews with notable individuals such as actor and author Hill Harper. Having many influences, one of his most notable heroes is author, intellectual and speaker, Malcolm Gladwell, author of books including Outliers and David and Goliath. Anwar has his hands in many, many activities. In addition to writing, Anwar actively mentors youth, works to spread awareness of STEM careers, serves on the Board of Directors of the Friends of the David M. Brown Arlington Planetarium, serves as Treasurer for the JCSU Washington, DC Alumni Chapter, and is active in the Dave Ramsey Financial Peace Ministry at the Alfred Street Baptist Church. He also tutors in the subjects of biology, chemistry and physics. Along with his multi-talented older brother Amahl Dunbar (designer of the Big Words logos, inventor and a plethora of other things), Anwar is a “Fanboy” and really enjoys Science-Fiction and Superhero movies including but not restricted to Captain America Civil War, Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Prometheus. He is a proud native of Buffalo, NY.

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