If you don’t already love whiskey, it might be time to start. If you already do, you’ll be happy to hear the following information. Few people realize the many benefits of drinking whiskey, one of the healthier alcohols out there. Here’s a list of whiskey’s greatest achievements:
Whiskey has been shown to reduce the risk of blood clots, and therefore help prevent a heart attack or a stroke. Furthermore, the antioxidants in whiskey prevent cholesterol buildup in the vascular system, as well as minimizing any pre-existing cholesterol in blood vessels.
2. Sugar healthy
Whiskey contains no carbohydrates, which are poison for people suffering from diabetes. A finger or two of whiskey will have minimal negative effects on blood sugar levels.
3. Brain boost
Research has shown whiskey to reduce the likelihood of Alzheimer’s and dementia developing, as well as boosting memory.
4. Fight fat
Because it contains little sugar, whiskey is low calorie compared to other alcohols, like beer and wine.
5. Happy tummy
Whiskey has long been known to have benefits for digestion. Throughout history it has traditionally been drunk after a meal, as it relaxes the body and increases the feeling of satiety, preventing overeating.
6. Less stress
Whiskey is a great stress reducer, simultaneously increasing circulation, when drunk in reasonable amounts.
One of the previously-mentioned anti-oxidants found in whiskey, ellagic acid, can act as a barrier, between healthy cells and carcinogens.