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Whiskey – The Health Benefits

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It’s clear that whiskey is the favorite drink of country music. You may not feel a hangover, but a healthy body can be benefited by drinking whiskey in the right amount.
Whiskey’s name comes from the Gaelic “uisge beatha,” which means “water of life.” So pour yourself a glass of whiskey and enjoy these 10 health benefits.

Weight loss aid
You read that correctly. Whiskey is a low-carb beverage, making it a great choice for those who are trying to lose weight. In 1991, the American Society for Clinical Nutrition published a study that found that moderate consumption increases energy and reduces cravings for sugar (sucrose). A shot of whiskey has 64 calories. Instead of drinking beer, try Wild Turkey.

Prevention of Cancer
A great health benefit to scotch whiskey is its high level of ellagic acids, which can neutralize the harmful effects of free radicals on the body that cause cancer. Red wine is less antioxidant-rich than single malt whiskey. He can have his glass of wine and she can have her shot of whiskey and both will reap the health benefits.

Stroke Prevention
Like all health benefits, whiskey should be enjoyed in moderation. A daily dose of whiskey, which has blood-thinning effects, can reduce stroke risk.

Whiskey is a treatment for common cold
Most likely, you grew up knowing that a Hot Toddy is an excellent cold relief. This home remedy is scientifically based, unlike other home remedies. This winter drink has many of the same properties that Nyquil. The decongestant properties of whisky include dilation of blood vessels and honey, lemon and herbal teas that can loosen mucus.

It’s a stress destroyer
After a stressful week at work, you might have gone to the bar to get some relief. But you might not realize that a shot or two of whiskey can help you relax. If you have anxiety, the alcohol’s barbiturate effects can help reduce stress. Whiskey is the classic nightcap choice for badasses all over the globe.

Reduces dementia risk
You may have experienced a loss of memory after a night of heavy drinking. A study by the National Center for Biotechnology Information found that one to six drinks per week could reduce your risk of developing dementia.

It helps with digestion
In many cultures, whiskey has been used as a digestif throughout history. A Maker’s after-dinner shot may be the perfect way to end a heavy meal.

Helps prevent diabetes
Although it is not advised to drink alcohol for diabetics, studies have shown that moderate alcohol intake may help regulate insulin levels. This could reduce your chance of developing type 2 diabetes. Heavy drinking can increase your chances of developing type 2 diabetes.

It can soothe a sore throat
It’s possible that Willie’s sweet voice is due to Willie’s love for whiskey. Warm water mixed with honey can be used to treat a sore throat. The whiskey’s alcohol acts as an antiseptic agent and numbing agent for aching tonsils. The honey forms a thick coating which will prolong the healing effects. It can be sipped, gulped or both.

Live Longer
The Research Society on Alcoholism released a 2010 study that found middle-aged and older adults who had been moderately drinking had a lower overall death rate than those who were heavy drinkers or non-drinkers. Enjoy a glass of your favorite uisgebeatha as you toast to a long (or longer) life.

One for me, one to you