Ok, don’t panic! We are not saying that you need to give up alcohol altogether. Drinking to excess is the problem when it comes to premature aging. Getting absolutely blasted tends to cause free radical damage throughout your body, especially if those drinks are high in sugar. Alcohol also strips the body of vitamin A, which is crucial to the process of cell renewal and turnover.
So by all means, have a glass or two with your pals. But steer clear of those that contain a lot of sugar (think mixers like juice or soda) in favor of wine, champagne, or mixed drinks with soda water and lime. It’s also smart to alternate each alcoholic beverage with water to keep your hydration levels up.