When it comes to celebrating special occasions or simply unwinding after a long week, our beverage of choice is always a bubbly treat of Prosecco. But not just any Prosecco; only SYLTBAR, our Healthy Happy Daily Juice.
The effervescence and crisp taste make it the perfect choice for toasting to life's victories and every day simple pleasures. But what if you're on a low-carb diet? Can you still enjoy a glass of Prosecco without sabotaging your dietary goals? The answer is a resounding yes! You can absolutely indulge in Prosecco while staying true to your low-carb lifestyle, especially if your bubbly of choice is SYLTBAR Premium Prosecco and Sparkling Rosé.
Understanding Low-Carb Diets
Before we delve into the world of Prosecco and low-carb diets, let's briefly understand what a low-carb diet entails. Low-carb diets focus on reducing the intake of carbohydrates, particularly those from sources like bread, pasta, and sugar. The primary goal is to encourage the body to burn fat for energy, leading to weight loss and improved overall health.
One of the most familiar types of low-carb lifestyles is Keto, which not only focuses on low-carb and low-sugar intake, but also incorporates higher fat items. Because SYLTBAR has significantly low amounts of sugar and carbohydrates, it is considered Keto-friendly and the perfect complement to someone who is keeping a low-carb diet but still wants to enjoy a glass of bubbly.
In general, most varieties of Prosecco are relatively low in carbohydrates compared to many other alcoholic beverages. A standard 5-ounce (150 ml) glass of Prosecco contains roughly 2-3 grams of carbohydrates, but let’s look at these big named brands — like Lamarca, Mionetto, Zonin, Santa Margherita, Ruffino, Lunetta, Zardetto, Maschio, Da Lucca, and Caposald — compared to Mr and Mrs SYLTBAR, which are produced by one family-owned vineyard in Friuli, Italy.
We consider a serving size to be 6 ounces, so already we are a better choice! A 6-ounce serving of Mr Premium Prosecco has 0.3 grams of sugar from carbohydrates, and a 6-ounce serving of Mrs Sparkling Rosé has 0.45 grams of sugar from carbohydrates. Each of these are also incredibly low in calories (Mr is 49 per serving and Mrs is 63 per serving), with no added sulfites or any chemical preservatives. SYLTBAR is 100% naturally produced with nothing added and nothing removed.
Tips for Choosing Low-Carb Prosecco
Choose Dry Over Sweet: Prosecco comes in various styles, ranging from dry to sweet. When on a low-carb diet, always opt for the driest Prosecco you can find, typically labeled as "Brut" or "Extra Brut." These varieties contain fewer residual sugars and fewer carbs compared to sweeter options like "Demi-Sec" or "Sec." You’ll notice that both Mr and Mrs SYLTBAR are labeled as Brut.
Moderation Is Key: Even though SYLTBAR is low in carbs, it's still important to be mindful about your consumption. Excessive alcohol intake without proper hydration and adequate exercise can hinder your weight loss goals and have adverse health effects. We make sure to get in our exercise every day, even if it is something as simple as a 10 minute walk. Just get your body moving! We also have a goal to drink 3 liters of water per day.
Stick with Low-Carb Pairings: To elevate your Prosecco experience while keeping your carb intake in check, pair it with low-carb options. Consider items like cheese and charcuterie boards, smoked salmon, fresh oysters, sushi or lots of fresh vegetables prepared your favorite way. These pairings not only complement the flavors of Prosecco but also add a touch of sophistication to your experience.
Low-Carb Cocktails: Get creative by crafting low-carb Prosecco cocktails. Mix Prosecco with sugar-free flavored syrups, a splash of fresh citrus juice, or fresh herbs like mint or basil for a refreshing twist. These combinations add variety to your Prosecco experience without adding unnecessary carbs, sugar or calories. Stay away from high-calorie or high-sugar cocktail mixers and store-bought juices — and definitely stay away from mimosas at restaurants. They are almost always using juice with lots of sugar and a mass-produced Prosecco that also has added sugar. Unless you know the restaurant is carrying SYLTBAR to use for their mimosas, we advise against ordering them.
It is possible for Prosecco to have a place in your low-carb diet. By selecting SYLTBAR, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, pairing it with low-carb snacks or creating innovative low-carb cocktails, you can enjoy the effervescence and elegance of this sparkling wine without derailing your dietary goals.