Yes, the drool-worthy taste and fine aroma of whiskey can make you go weak in your knees, but do you know that your favorite drink also has numerous health benefits, just like beer, believe it or not!
As one of the most popular alcohol-based beverage, whiskey is produced from the distillation of grain-based products. It is not only considered to be a miraculous creation in its homeland Scotland, but has also managed to seep into the culture of various nations around the world. We all can vouch for it, after all, who doesn’t like to clink their glasses of whiskey along with their gang of friends. We certainly do!
Of course, the benefits can be used to its maximum efficiency only when you drink it moderately, (advisable is around 25-30ml for women and 35-40ml for men). So raise your glass, read these health benefits and say cheers to us.
1) Get Immuned
According to a study by Australia’s Monash University, a daily dose of whiskey gives you the required amount of Vitamin C necessary for you to intake every day. It has the desired antioxidant potential which helps you fight against diseases by raising you immunity. This doesn’t mean that you’ll replace your orange juice with a glass of Jack Daniels in breakfast. But, next time you take a shot, say cheers to your immune system!
2) Bye-bye Cancer
What can knock your entire life without a forewarning? Yes, cancer it is. The dreaded disease has struck people like a plague and has rattled their entire life. Well, not anymore. Scientific researchers have revealed that those who consume Scotch moderately cut down their chance of contracting this disease. The liquid is found to have antioxidant properties and ellagic acid that kills the cancerous cells, thereby reducing the risk of cancer. Go, rejoice!
3) My Heart’s The Strongest
Dr David J Hanson in his research paper from the New York University has revealed that those who consume one to two drinks of whiskey, daily, have a 50 per cent lesser chance of having a stroke, or even dementia. As people age, their body gets fragile, and they are more likely to get a stroke, a heart ailment or even clots. But you decrease your chances of contracting such diseases if you are regularly consuming whiskey. Isn’t that the best thing you’ve heard in a while?
4) Vital Information
Whiskey contains absolutely no fats, and therefore can be used in any number of healthy low-fat diets. Additionally, it also contains 0.04 grams of carbohydrates in the form of sugar which can be easily transformed into energy as soon as it enters your digestion system.
We are certainly not trying to get you drunk, but if you do, do it responsibly. And with these added benefits, you might be able to justify your drinking ability. However, remember the thumb rule: drink it in moderate amounts and not in bucketfuls.