Adding fruits and vegetables to your favorite cocktail can actually benefit your health. The Doctors step into the happy hour lounge, provided by Hot Bartenders LA.
As always, if you're going to imbibe, drink responsibly.
"Every once in awhile, it is OK to indulge in a cocktail," E.R. physician Dr. Travis Stork says. "Again, we're talking about moderation here."
Check out some of The Doctors favorite healthy cocktail recipes!
White Wine Sangria:
• Fresh fruit
• 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
• 2 tablespoons agave nectar
• 1 bottle white wine
• The pulp of the grapes used to make white wine contains polyphenols and antioxidants.
• One study linked antioxidants in white wine to better lung function.
o Rich in antioxidants that work to reduce the buildup of (bad) LDL cholesterol in artery walls that contributes to cardiovascular disease and stroke.
o Help neutralize harmful byproducts of metabolism called free radicals that can lead to cancer and other age-related diseases.
o Contain high levels of antioxidants known as polyphenols.
o Contain vitamin C and fiber and only 45 calories per cup.
o In disease-fighting antioxidants, cranberries outrank nearly every fruit and vegetable.
o One cup of whole cranberries has 8,983 total anti-oxidant capacity.