Whisky is a type of alcohol that, as it turns out, can actually be good for you, but only if you don’t overdo it, of course. Check out the several positive benefits that this spirit can have for you below. Bottoms up!
Usually, alcohol isn’t considered part of a healthy diet. But it turns out that whisky may be an exception because when this spirit is drunk in moderation, it can be quite good for your health. Find out why below.
The 10 benefits of whisky
1 – Whisky is a low-calorie alcoholic beverage, but only if you drink it straight, of course. Jack Daniels and coke doesn’t count!
2 – Whisky can have positive effects on the health of your heart because, similarly to red wine and darker beers, it contains antioxidants.
3 – Thanks to these antioxidants, whisky also contains ellagic acid, which lowers your risks of contracting some cancers (those that stem from tissues such as skin or mucous membranes).
4 – Whisky helps prevent dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
5 – Whisky encourages your blood to flow properly and smoothly and also ensures that cholesterol doesn’t build up in your blood vessels.
6 – This drink is also very effective against stress. Whisky helps to reduce your anxiety and even calms the nerves.
7 – Whisky improves your memory. The antioxidants it contains seem to have a positive, beneficial effect on the area of your brain where your memory is located.
8 – It is also a digestive. Traditionally, whisky is drunk after a meal to help your digestive system get to work, but it can even be used as an appetite suppressant as well!
9 – Anyone who drinks whisky tends to live longer than those who don’t, for all the reasons that we have laid out for you above.
10 – Whisky contains very little carbohydrates, and so even diabetics can drink it!