Beer gets a bad rap, but it does have some legit health benefits, too. Ales are especially high in phenols, a variety of natural antioxidants that protect the heart. Pick a low-calorie, low-carb variety to maximize health benefits. Just remember to drink in moderation to keep calories (and intoxication) under control.

Do it Today: At the bar, choose a bottle that’s low in calories and high in phenols for a healthier drinking experience.

Mixed Bag:

More into well drinks than hops? Ask the bartender for one of these healthier cocktails.

Juice Bar:

Think outside the tap—nonalcoholic drinks from fruit juice to tea to milk can help the body recover, build strength, or get over being sick.