I am so glad I ran across this piece of information regarding the "potential" health benefits of whiskey. Who knew this was a study? Here are some of the highlights of the article. If you'd like the full story see this link:
Health Benefits of Whiskey.
Weight Loss: This delicious liquor has no fat, very little sodium. It does contain calories and carbohydrates, but in the form of alcohol, and the small amount it does contain is simple sugars that are quickly broken down to be used as energy for the body.
Dementia: Studies have actually shown that whiskey can successfully boost your cognitive performance and reduce your chances of developing dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
Heart Health: A number of studies have shown whiskey to be a major player in protecting heart health.
Blood Clots: In a related note for heart health, whiskey has been shown to significantly reduce blood clotting.
Cancer Prevention: whiskey has an extremely high level of ellagic acid, one of the most powerful antioxidant compounds that we can consume. An antioxidant is a compound that neutralizes free radicals, the harmful byproducts of cellular metabolism that cause a wide range of diseases, including cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and premature aging. This powerful antioxidant makes whiskey a very effective preventative measure against cancer.
Immune System Boost: There have been certain studies that have argued for the immune system-boosting capacity of whiskey.
Diabetes Control: Whiskey has been consistently shown to reduce the chances of diabetes, sometimes by as much as 30-40%. A moderate amount of whiskey can significantly improve your body’s ability to regulate insulin and glucose levels, thereby lowering the possibility of developing diabetes.