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Why Drinking Whiskey is Healthy for you.

Whiskey was originally used as medicine ,both as an internal anesthetic and an external antibiotic.Distilling techniques were brought to Ireland and Scotland some time between 1100 and 1300 by monks.Since wine was not easily obtained there , barely beer was distilled into a liquor which became whiskey.

According to the Guinness Book of World Records,the oldest whiskey in the world is believed to be a bottlee of Glenavon Special Liqueur Whiskey.Bottled by the Glenavon Distillery in Ballindlloch ,Scotland,UK,the exact age of the bottle of whiskey is uncertain.


1. Heart Health.

Alcohol can thin your blood. That means that a daily shot of whiskey can lower your risk of blood clots,strokes and heart attacks .Plus small amounts of whiskey can raise HDL levels in your bloodstream which may help prevent heart disease.

2. Relaxation.

The calming effect from alcohol in whiskey may help curb stress and help you relax.The increased circulation may also help oxygenate the blood which can add to the chill vibes

3. Cancer Prevention.

Whiskey has antioxidants and is high in allergic acid. Antioxidants can stave off cancer -causing free radicals.

4. Lower risk of Dementia.

A 2003 study from the National Institute of Health (NIH) showed that drinking one to six standard drinks a week can lower your risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

5. Healthy and good looking skin.

Whiskey has killer antiseptic properties when used topically.This helps control excess oils and can dissolve dirt and bacteria off your skin. This means that whiskey can Benefit your skin if used as a toner to tame pimples and blackheads.

6. Helps you sleep.

Drinking whiskey before bed can help you relax and get some good sleep.Just be sure not to rely on it as a sleep aid.

7. Promotes Weight Loss.

Whiskey contains very little sodium and no fat. The sugar added inside the whiskey is simple sugar,which is quickly processed by the body.This can help promote weight loss.With whiskey you can keep the pounds off while still having a good time.

8. It Reduces Stress.

If you are feeling stressed ,a glass of whiskey can take off the edge.Alcohol is known for calming the nerves. This is extremely beneficial for people with high stress and anxiety.

9. Control of Diabetes Risk.

If you are at risk for diabetes ,whiskey is good for you. Whiskey has been shown to reduce the chances of diabetes up to 40%. According to a study ,a moderate amount of whiskey can improve your body's ability to regulate insulin and glucose levels. This is because of all the simple sugars in whiskey,which are easy to process.

10. Boosts Your Immune System.

Not only does whiskey help you fight common cold,but it can also prevent it. Whiskey contains ellagic acid ,which alone with vitamins can help your Immune System fight off illnesses.

Remember that:Although whiskey can be good for you will not receive any of these Health benefits if you overindulge.Like all alcohol whiskey is meant to be enjoyed in moderation.

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