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How to reduce your alcohol intake


We've all been there, bleary eyed the morning after a big night out, wondering why there's a traffic cone in your bedroom and vowing never to touch another drop as long as you live.

Which is all well and good. But then the next weekend rolls around, you head out for 'just one' and before you know it it's Sunday morning and you're nursing a monster hangover and clinging to the edge of the sofa watching re-runs of MAFS.

If this sounds all too familiar, it might be time to give the booze a break, or, at the very least, reduce your alcohol intake. Because, while we agree, it's super easy to fall into the routine of a few quickies after work to celebrate/commiserate/just because, it's not doing much for our health.

Binge drinking can lead to short-term memory loss, impaired judgement and nausea. But excessive drinking over the longer term - we're talking more than 10 standard drinks per week - can cause all kinds of serious health issues, including dementia, stomach cancer, cirrhosis of the liver, high blood pressure, stroke and heart disease.

So, if you're downing more than a bottle of wine or six beers a week, and are considering reducing your intake (or even having some time off the turps), we've got some solutions for you.

3 simple ways to cut back on booze

1. Try drinking mocktails instead.

OK, so it's not quite the same as slurping on a margarita, but there are some dang yummy mocktails out there that taste close to the real deal, and are good for you, too.

The latest trend for kombucha-based mocktails means that while you might be forgoing the booze, you're boosting your immunity with a probiotic that's good for your guts.

2. Switch up your routine.

Chances are there are specific situations or occasions that trigger your thirst button, like knocking off from work or just enjoying some peace and quiet when the kids (bless them) have finally gone to bed.

If you know you tend to weaken in specific circumstances, try filling those spots with a different routine. You might go for a walk, play some cards with your partner, or even make a TikTok. Anything that distracts is key.

3. Don't get sucked into rounds.

Everyone likes to feel they're part of the gang, but if you're trying to cut back on the booze, feeling pressured to keep up with a round will only make matters worse.

Better to opt out of the beer fest and drink more slowly (and in your own time). This will not only let you keep an eye on how much you're consuming, but you'll be able to enjoy a glass of water between drinks without feeling pressured to booze on, and, in other great news, save you a pretty penny in the process.

What to drink when you can't drink alcohol


If you've made the brave decision to cut back - or even cut out - alcohol, there's good news ahead.

There's a raft of new and exciting alcohol-free spirits just waiting for you to sample them. Better yet, there's a sweet range of healthy and sugar-free mixers such as Nexba Tonic Water to enjoy with them.

But if you really want to feel part of the party, you might want to jump onboard the healthy mocktail train. This hot new trend has us mixing up fermented drinks like Nexba Kombucha, Kefirs and Tepache into a sweet library of mind-blowing mocktails. Best of all, these fermented goodies are packed full of good bacteria to boost your gut health.

However, it's important to choose a kombucha containing healthy bacteria that can make it all the way to your insides.

Yep, we hate to say it, but not all kombucha is created equal. Some commercial kombuchas contain bacteria that can barely make it out of the fridge, let alone survive on the shelf. That's why it's important to look for a specific strain of bacteria in the ingredients list. Scientists say that bacillus coagulans are your best bet for making it safely to your gut. They're extra tough to make it all the way to your intestines and do the work that's needed to help your immune system.

Brands like Nexba, the creators of naturally sugar free probiotic drinks, are champions of bacillus coagulans. They only use this strain of live, immunity-boosting probiotics in their kombucha.



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The Nexba Difference

Naturally Sugar Free

While some probiotic drinks still contain sugar, Nexba drinks are independently assessed and contain NO sugar. None, zip, nada, and nuthin'.

No Artificial Sweeteners or Ingredients

We use a special blend of NATURAL sweeteners and source only NATURAL ingredients, so we don't need anything artificial in our drinks, ever. Period.

Amazing Taste

Some folk think that natural and healthy has to taste bland and blehh. Not the Nexba Crew. We promise full flavour and awesomely delish combos all day, errrry day.

Smart & Robust Probiotics

Oh, did we mention our superhero probiotic, Bacillus Coagulans? Without need of refrigeration he's capable of making it from bottle to gut in a single inhuman bound.  

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