Science Says Drinking Whiskey Will Help You Live a Longer, Healthier, Better Life

Everything in moderation right?

Personally, I like my moderation in moderation, but there is no denying some of the potential health benefits of having a glass of whiskey every now and again. Here are 9 reasons to drink more whiskey.

1. Low Carb.

Whiskey has ZERO carbs. KETO AS FUCK. An apple has 25g of carbs – just sayin’.

2. Makes You Happy.

Wow – I am so happy right now. Why? Oh yeah, drank whiskey.

3. Fights Cancer.

Whiskey has a lot of something called ellagic acid, a powerful antioxidant that can eliminate cancer-causing free radicals in the human body. Skip the kale, have a shot of  whiskey and your body will thank you.

4. Stroke Prevention

A number of studies have shown whiskey to be a major player in protecting heart health. As our body gets older, our systems become frailer, resulting in the less efficient functioning of various organs, including our cardiovascular system. However, a study has recently revealed that those who consume a moderate amount of whiskey on a regular basis have almost a 50% lower chance of experiencing a stroke or heart attack (source).

5. Helps When You’re Sick.

Growing up with old-world remedies, I know this one to be true. Put a little whiskey in some tea, and BOOM, you’re better. My mom even put a hot whiskey soaked rag on my throat and forehead when I was a sick kid. I don’t know if it did anything, but hey, why not!

6. Eliminate Stress and Relax.

Pills are for rich suburban housewives. A glass of whiskey will chill you out and even help you sleep (sorta). Keep it natural. Right?

7. Lower Risk of Dementia and Diabetes.

A study from 2003 published by the National Institute of Health says that adults who consumed one to six portions a week were half as likely to suffer dementia as non-drinkers and heavy drinkers. A 2011 German study came to a similar conclusion.

Additionally, moderate quantities might even protect against type-2 diabetes.

8. Live Longer.

According to a new study, moderate alcohol consumption can decrease the chance of dying prematurely by 18%. That’s a good study.

9. Did I Mention Low-Carb?

A banana has 27g of carbs. A glass of whiskey? ZERO.

10. Be more creative.

A hangover may result in your brain being a worthless raisin, but a couple drinks could be exactly what you need to get the creative juices flowing. One University of Illinois study polled 40 men on their study habits and found a man was more creative when he had a blood alcohol content of about .075. BOOM.