How To Make Drinking Just A Tiny Bit Better For You

A delicious cocktail or a cold beer pairs well with this time of year. But it’s also no secret at this point that your drink can also be wildly unhealthy.

Alcohol can dehydrate you, increase your daily sugar intake and more. Research has also found that alcohol consumption may be linked to an increased risk of cancer, sleep disruption and weight gain.

As with anything, moderation is key (as long as drinking isn’t completely affecting your daily life, of course, in which case it’s vital to quit altogether and possibly seek treatment). If you are able to drink socially, there are certain steps that you can take in order to make alcohol a little easier on your body.

HuffPost chatted with some experts on how to ease back on the booze and make it just a little bit better for you when you do imbibe during a holiday or an evening with friends. Take a look at their recommendations below: