Feeling worn down from the never-ending Christmas lunches and dinners? Is your liver complaining about the amounts of alcohol you have subjected it to for the past few days? Are you feeling guilty about the weight you have put on recently?
It might be time to start considering some non-alcoholic drinks which may be chosen to accompany your meals at least until the New Year's Eve arrives.
Many restaurants are now offering non-alcoholic alternatives to the more traditional beers and wines and this might well be a good time to experiment with some of them if you're not quite ready to gulp down the more traditional fizzy drinks such as Fanta and Coke or you wish to try something more exciting than water.
A wide range of non-alcoholic or, at least, low alcohol beers, ciders and shandys have been on the market for some time now and if you're prepared to resist the derision coming from your more macho companions, you might actually discover that some of them are very pleasant to drink.
Non-alcoholic wines are also available, but it's often difficult to distinguish them from everyday grape juices. According to Luke Blackall, journalist from the Independent, however, there is one de-alcoholised wine called Torres Natureo, which tastes very nice and which may be used as a very good alternative to traditional wine when accompanying desserts.
A famous surrogate to alcoholic drinks which has certainly stood the test of time is the traditional Lassi which is often served in Indian restaurants. Lassi is a popular yogurt-based drink made by blending yogurt together with water and Indian spices. It is the perfect accompaniment for any curry.
So if you have had enough of cooking for the time being, why not order a delicious Indian takeaway from www.urbanbite.com and try out a Sweet or a Mango Lassi to accompany your meal? You might discover that there are plenty of healthy and enjoyable alternatives to traditional alcoholic beverages.