Whiskey is a classy and sophisticated drink, yes. But it also has health benefits! Next time you treat yourself to a fancy drink, reach for that amber liquid. Here’s why.

According to Whiskey Loot, these are some of the ways whiskey can help improve your health.

Weight Loss

Whiskey contains very little sodium and no fat, and the sugar in it is simple sugar, which is quickly processed by the body. This can help promote weight loss and prevents weight gain.

Stress

A sip of whiskey from time to time can help you feel more relaxed and can help people suffering from anxiety or lack of sleep. However, the key is moderation and excess alcohol should never be used as a remedy for stress.

Reduces Risk of Diabetes

Whiskey has been shown to reduce the chances of diabetes by up to 40%. According to a study, whisky can improve the body’s insulin and glucose regulation.

Reduces Blood Clotting

Whisky significantly reduces blood clotting, as it is a natural blood-thinner when  used regularly in moderation and in combination with a healthy diet. If you are on any blood-thinning medication already, consult a medical professional first.

Immune System

Whisky contains ellagic acid, can help boost your immune system to prevent common season illnesses like colds and flu.

Remember, if you have any medical conditions or concerns, remember to consult a medical professional before consuming alcohol.

Excessive consumption of any alcohol has negative effects on health and can lead to substance dependency, liver failure and may lead to depression in genetically predisposed individuals, among other things.

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Article written by

Anita Froneman