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 10 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.
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