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Are Bloody Marys Good For You

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. Because if you drink Bloody Marys you can still get some of those health benefits your body craves, and needs.

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.

Such as:

  • Tomatoes
  • Horseradish
  • Celery

Tomatoes

Although often thought of as a vegetable, tomatoes are actually a fruit. In fact, technically they’re considered a berry.

Vitamins:

  • lycopene
  • beta-carotene
  • folate
  • potassium
  • vitamin C
  • flavonoids
  • 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.

Health Benefits:

Lycopene is closely tied to enhanced immunity and cancer risk reduction.

 

Horseradish

Horseradish fights the common cold, analgesic, antibiotic properties, protective against UTI's, cancer-fighting properties called glucosinolates.

Vitamins:
  • vitamin C
  • folate
  • dietary fiber

Celery

Celery is an excellent source of antioxidants and beneficial enzymes.

Vitamins:

  • vitamin K
  • vitamin C
  • potassium
  • folate
  • vitamin B6

Health Benefits:

Celery is known to fight cancer, lower high-blood pressure, ease insomnia, prevent kidney stones and help with digestive problems.

 

...without even going that deep into it, you can tell a bloody mary offers far more health benefits than a typical Manhattan or breakfast mimosa.

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

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by StephanieRMontgomery

I love eating together as a family because of all the points you made. Great post!