When people think of whiskey there are countless different images that come to mind. Hard-drinking cowboys in old western movies taking shots before barroom brawls, Prohibition-era speakeasies from Chicago to New York, or just that overwhelming smell of whiskey as it fills your head and sends chills down your spine. People tend to have a love-hate relationship with this particular form of alcohol, but if everyone knew all of the health benefits that it contains, plenty of people would likely change their tune and ask the bartender for one more whiskey, neat.
Some of the health benefits of whiskey include its ability to aid in weight loss, slow down the onset of dementia, increase heart health, prevent and manage diabetes, boost good cholesterol, fight against cancer, eliminate blood clots and strengthen the immune system. Generally, whiskey is one of the healthiest forms of alcohol available. It is also extremely low in saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium, and has a very low level of carbohydrates. There isn’t much to whiskey, frankly, except for a large amount of alcohol, but in terms of its organic compounds, whiskey is rich in ellagic acid, which is a very powerful antioxidant, and is responsible for a great deal of the health benefits associated with whiskey.
These are just a few of the benefits associated with whiskey, but as always, moderation is the name of the game and over consuming whiskey for the sake of health will counter the health benefits of whiskey. So please…drink responsibly, because after all your health depends on it 😉
(via Organic Facts)