Health Benefits of Drinking Whisky

Whisky in interesting glasses

Since the moment of its creation, whisky and other grain derived alcohol beverages were always regarded as beneficial to the human metabolism, if used in moderate amounts. With the rise of the medical technology, scientist all around the world started closer examination of alcohol products, and found that they indeed can be responsible for the wide variety of positive effects. All those benefits can be used with maximum efficiency only if the user is drinking whisky responsibly in moderate doses (medical community prescribes daily amounts of 25-30ml of alcohol for women and 35-40 for men). Irresponsible use of whisky however can negatively impact the health of the drinker, with increased risk of liver and heart problems.

In addition for serving as an excellent antiseptic during cleaning wounds (this was one of the primary uses of potent alcoholic beverages during the dark and middle ages), here are some of the most notable benefits of whisky:

No Fat -Whisky does not contain any fat, and therefore it can be used in any number of healthy low-fat diets.

Low Carbohydrates - Standard shot of whisky contains only 0.04g of carbohydrates in form of sugar. They are immediately transformed into energy as soon they enter our digestive system.

Stroke and dementiaprevention - According to some studies, moderate daily use of whisky can lower the risk of stroke and dementia for a 50% in the old age.

Diabetes - Chances of developing diabetes lower by 30 to 40 percent with moderate use of whisky.

Cholesterol - Whisky decrease blood clots and increase of good cholesterol.

Lower Risk of Cancer - According to several studies, whisky contains much more ellagic acid in its structure, which is one of the important antioxidant compounds that destroy cancerous cells.