Top 5 Health Benefits of WhiskeyApr 22, 2023
in this video we are going to count down the top five
whiskeyand some of these findings will really surprise you, so let's start by asking you one question: which one is best for you? It turns out that total abstinence actually has a lot of drawbacks, while moderate alcohol consumption is better for you than no alcohol, so we put together the medical consensus and came up with this table, so obviously excessive drinking is extremely little
healthy and drastically reduces their life expectancy. alcohol is dangerous. drug and, if not used responsibly, ruins lives and decimates their health; surprisingly though, those who have a low alcohol intake actually have a slightly longer life expectancy than those who don't drink at all.
A good example of this is research from the University of Cambridge which found that, compared to those who drink just a little, people who drink under current UK guidelines are not harmed overall in terms of death rates and have 20% fewer heart attacks and this brings us all back to our first health benefit of
whiskey, which is moderate whiskey consumption. has been shown to have heart health
benefitsand it all comes down to chemistry respiration in the body produces chemicals called free radicals these are not good for you antioxidants on the other hand are good for you as they they scavenge these free radicals and research from the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that whiskey consumption increases phenol levels.
Phenol is a chemical that looks like this, and it reacts with free radicals and effectively removes them. Now, putting all of this together, we get the conclusion of the paper that found that moderate alcohol consumption and increased antioxidant intake decrease the risk of coronary heart disease and that allows us to move on to the second one that is related to this and probably not. be surprised that drinking whiskey can be a way to cut calories so if you are in a bar and you have the option of drinking a pint of beer or a shot of whiskey beer contains 215 calories while whiskey contains only 55 calories in other words swapping a beer for a whiskey cuts your calorie intake by a whopping seventy-four point four percent and on a similar note and coming in at number three we have that whiskey can be used to combat diabetes so if look at the graph here this is from research you will find a very curious relationship between alcohol and diabetes you will see that as you increase your alcohol intake from none to a little your risk of diabetes actually goes down and this is supported by the beverage-conscious charity which claimed that drinking three units a day reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes by 40% for women and 13% for men, however alcohol is a double-edged sword if you consume large amounts of alcohol , your risk of diabetes skyrockets which reinforces my constant reminder about moderation and also supporting this research from 200 2010 we found that alcohol consumption reduces the incidence of type 2 diabetes, however heavy drinking appears to increase the incidence , so a little whiskey a week is probably good for you, but a bottle a week is extremely bad for you.
Moving on to number 4 we find that whiskey is good for preventing blood clotting this goes back to our earlier review of chemicals in whiskey research shows that certain chemicals found in whiskey are good for promoting cholesterol good and reduce platelet aggregation so good cholesterol increases platelet aggregation decreases and so combine this can lead to a small decrease in the risk of blood clots however alcoholic beverages are high in triglycerides , which are very bad for cholesterol so it's best to limit consumption and avoid adding mixes to your drinks and finally ending our list at number 5 we have some that whiskey can help reduce dementia risk which which is very surprising and again this comes down to the chemicals found in the whiskey.
There is some evidence citing that phytochemicals such as those found in whiskey may have neuroprotective properties. WebMD summarized the study findings across all Germans that found there was a 60% decrease in dementia among moderate drinkers compared to non-drinkers. This research has led other academics to argue that perhaps the current drinking guidelines for older people should be changed and this brings us to the bottom of their list. I went over some of the amazing health benefits of whiskey and I hope this surprised you. I would advise you to make sure you drink responsibly. These only work for moderate to low consumption. don't forget to subscribe and finally thank you very much for watching
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