8 Benefits of Bloody Marys + Bonus recipe

Posted by Nicole Humphrey on

Bloody Marys have been killing the Instagram world lately (and the hangover scene since forever). Some Bloodies are made simply, with no toppings (aka just vodka and tomato juice), and others are topped with enough garnishes that they could substitute as a meal.

This drink is so versatile and refreshing that everyone should be drinking it at least once a week. Why not use it as an excuse to brunch more? It even attempts to fuel the body with multiple different nutrients. So trade in your usual mimosa for a Bloody this weekend and see how true these benefits are.

It’s full of nutrients

Bloodies are filled with nutrients from toppings that you usually get to pick yourself – pickles, green beans, okra, olives and more. And while there are some negative studies about bacon, a slice on a stick won’t kill you. Protein is great for keeping you full longer, whether it is bacon, fried chicken, or a burger slider. Plus, horseradish is filled with glucosinolates, which are great for detoxifying the body– even doctors recommend eating a small amount daily.

Tomato juice is basically a cleanse

Tomatoes contain the antioxidant lycopene, which is supposed to lower risk of disease. It is also great for adding a bit of protection to your skin when you want to go out in the sun all day.

 

It’s good for you

Moderate drinking has shown some serious benefits in lower calorie drinks.

It’s just the right amount of indulgence

How many Bloody Marys can one person actually consume? There’s usually a 1 to 3 drink limit  until you feel too full, especially with all the add-ons.

It’s the perfect tool for reluctant socializers

Bloody Marys allow you to explore the best brunch spots and carbload with some french toast. Basically, they’re a great excuse to see all your homies.

It’s a digestive aid

There is some good fiber in these bad boys from the celery and tomato pulp which can help your body complete the, uh, basic functions (if the cheap beer you pounded last night hasn’t helped already… if you know what I mean).

It’s the ultimate hangover cure

Hair of the dog as your hangover remedy? This will definitely do that for you with the combination of acidic juice, vodka, and a blend of spices.

Science says they are the ideal airplane drink.

“A new study, published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, found that airplanes’ environment simply makes tomato juice taste better. And it’s not due to the airplane’s levels or altitude—it’s the noise.

Researchers at Cornell had 48 participants taste different tomato juices, whose tastes ranged from bitter to salty to sweet. As different noise levels surrounded the participants, they drank and rated the juices’ intensity. Turns out, a high-noise environment like an airplane cabin can really tweak your tastebuds. Participants in a noisy environment had more trouble tasting sweet flavors, while they were better able to taste savory “umami” flavors, like those in tomatoes.”

So there ya go. Science says they taste better in airplanes. So even if you are an avid bloody mary drinker, you don’t have to admit it while in an airplane, just say that you only enjoy them while traveling, explain why, sound smart…and enjoy your mary.