As it is often said that, “Excess of everything is bad”, so is the case with alcohol. People often associate alcohol with a lot of problems like liver failure, increased risk of heart attacks, etc. However, if that was the case, we would not be using alcohol as a core ingredient for a number of medicines. The trend of alcohol consumption and use for medical purposes is not new to the Indian society, it traces its roots back to the medieval times. That being said, it does not mean that alcohol is 100% good and everyone should consume it. However, consuming alcohol in moderation does not harm the human body at all. Rather various studies have shown that consuming alcohol in moderation has a lot of health benefits. Here is a list of some surprising health benefits of whisky :
- Lowers Risk of Heart Disease
Multiple studies have shown that consuming a single glass of whisky in a day can actually lower the risk of a heart disease and heart failure. A Harvard study claimed that consuming alcohol in moderate amount improves the level of “good cholesterol” in the blood which acts as a natural protection against any kind of a heart disease.
- Can Help Fight Cancer
Many studies from all over the world have concluded that Whisky helps in fighting cancer. However, it does not mean that no other treatment should be taken. According to the studies, whisky has ellagic acid in it, which helps in the absorption of the rogue cells in the body. This acid is also commonly found in fruits and wines; however, it is present in high levels in whisky.
- Promotes Weight Loss
Yes, as opposed to Beer, which is famously known for giving you a ‘beer belly’, whisky can help you in the process of weight loss. Not only does whisky tastes good, but it contains a very small amount of sodium and there is almost no fat. Therefore, you can actually reduce your weight while enjoying your delicious whisky.
- Reduces Stress
Almost everyone these days go through a lot of stressful situation. Anxiety and Stress have become an unfortunate and unavoidable part of our lives. It might be work related or family related, there is a simple solution to tackle it. Alcohol has been proved to clam the nerves. Therefore, consuming a glass of whisky when faced with a lot of stress and anxiety, might actually help you to calm your nerves, relax a bit and clear your thoughts. However, it should be consumed in a responsible manner and should not be used as the only tool to de-stress yourself, as relying heavily on alcohol may lead to further anxiety if abused.
- Control of Diabetes Risk
Whisky has been proven good for the reduction of the risk of diabetes. According to a study, whisky can reduce the chances of diabetes by up to 40% and consuming it in a moderate amount can actually improve the body’s ability in regulating glucose and the insulin levels. This is because, Whisky contains simple sugars, which is easy to process. When the blood sugar level of the body is under control, then there is a reduced risk of having diabetes.