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The Times Tip Number 9: I swallow milk thistle capsules

The Times Tip Number 9: I swallow milk thistle capsules when drinking. And I’ve been known to deal these magic little pills at parties! While it’s easier to be excessive with things, especially booze, I prefer to live by the little and often rule. And only ‘accidentally’ over do it occasionally now.

Nutritionist Jackie McCusker advises swallowing milk thistle supplements (eg Viridian Organic milk thistle) before and after drinking in either a capsule or tincture form containing 200-400mg of silymarin (the active ingredient). But what you drink matters too. My current party tipple of choice is clear tequila, distilled from 100% blue agave fruit as it doesn’t raise blood sugar levels as much as other booze and its sweet flavour eliminates the need for sugary mixers (which is where calories and and carbs really add up). Moderation though people, moderation. (Me on Saturday🤪🤪🤪 ‘at’ ‘the wedding’) .