Health Benefits of Whiskey

When you hear the word “whiskey” many images may come to your mind: dirty cowboys around a campfire, the country girl who wouldn’t be caught dead with a margarita, or your grandfather who likes to drink it neat and talk about the good ol’ days. I’m pretty certain, however, that whiskey doesn’t make you think of health or wellness. But it should!

There are many health benefits of whiskey but I know you don’t want to read a book about them (or maybe you do, in which case there are probably many books out there that you can buy). So, I will cover 5 health benefits that I think are pretty cool.

Whiskey your hobby distilling habit is healthy1. It lengthens your lifespan.

Whiskey is chocked full of antioxidants that help fight disease and in turn helps you live longer.

2. It helps keep the pounds off.

That’s right! Thanks to the low sugar content, whiskey is a much better choice than beer, wine or cocktails when it comes to calories.

3. It helps boost memory

Have you heard the saying, “drink to forget”? Well, that isn’t the case with whiskey.  The antioxidants in whiskey and its circulation-increasing effects work together to actually improve your memory.

4. It helps fight stress.

When come home from a hard day at work and just wanted a drink did you know there is some science to that?  Whiskey increases circulation which provides your organs with much needed oxygenated blood, calming those fried nerves.

5. It helps prevent cancer.

Whiskey has a very high level of ellagic acid, one of the most powerful antioxidant compounds. This powerful antioxidant makes whiskey a great step in preventing cancer.

Now when your neighbor is showing off his new home gym and juicer, show him your Hillbilly  Stills hobby distillery. Tell him you’re being healthy and having a lot more fun!

All of these benefits are based on light to moderate drinking of whiskey.  Alcoholism and binge drinking bring about many health issues that far outweigh the benefits.  Always drink responsibly!