We all love to indulge in a couple of drinks time to time. Whether it is for catching up with our friends after a long time or just a casual drink before having dinner every day, sometimes all that you need is a sip or two of your favourite drink. While some like their beer straight from the brewery, others like their drink neat (you know what we mean).
It’s true that drinking alcohol equates with having fun for most of us. But do you know that drinking alcohol has its perks? When taken in moderation, alcohol has proven to have a positive impact on health. Shocked? From improving memory to keeping heart problems at bay, alcohol is good for health.
So here are eight reasons why you should start drinking alcohol now:
Wine is an elixir that comes with a numerous health benefits. It is the drink of relaxation. People usually don’t drink wine to get intoxicate, rather get tipsy and enjoy. It not only lowers the risk of heart diseases and type-2 diabetes but also reduces the risk of colon cancer and cataracts. It is also good for your brain as it reduces the risk of depression. For best results have 1-2 drinks per day.
It is one of the most popular drinks in the alcohol family. While it is notorious for increasing weight if consumed in excess, it has some amazing health benefits as well. It not only prevents anemia and keeps blood pressure under control but also prevents kidney stones and gallstones and prevents dementia. It also reduces stress and keeps insomnia at bay.
Just like Rum, Whiskey has its audience as not everyone likes its taste. But if you happen to be a whiskey lover then we have some good news for you. It is one of the drinks that help you reduce weight (planning to switch your drinks?). Whiskey is good for both your brain and your heart as it prevents heart attack and keeps dementia and Alzheimer’s at bay. Apart from this, it boosts your immune system, reduces the risk of cancer and controls diabetes. On the flip side, consuming too much can also lead to alcoholism.
Brandy falls under the category of ‘hard alcoholic drinks’ and contains 30-60 percent alcohol by volume. Not everyone drinks brandy, but if you do we have a good news for you. It not only slows down aging but also helps to reduce weight. Apart from that, Brandy also helps in relieving respiratory congestions and improving the quality of sleep. In addition to it, brandy is good for heart health and boosts our immune system.
Do you have a toothache? Are you looking for a cure that does not involve taking drugs? Well, vodka is your go to drink. It is one of the most popular drinks served in the bars and it is relatively tasteless. The interesting thing about vodka is that it has anesthetic properties and is effective in treating skin conditions. It helps in cleaning the pores of the skin and clears off dandruff. It’s also good for your cardiovascular health and keeps stress at bay.
It’s a pocket-friendly drink that most of us have hooked on to during our college days. But do you know it can prolong your life span? Rum clears out artery blockage, relieves muscle ache, prevents osteoporosis, reduces anxiety, prevents Alzheimer’s disease and keeps common cold at bay. It may cost nothing (when compared with the expensive wines) but nonetheless, it is loaded with health benefits.
This drink is on the menu mostly when you are in a mood to party hard as casual meetings general involve beer and a combination of whiskey and vodka. But do you know tequila is just as good for you? For starters, it’s a probiotic just like curd and it aids digestion. It also reduces the risk of developing dementia and acts as a miracle drug for the colon.
The main ingredient used in making gin is juniper berries, which is a diuretic and is loaded with health benefits. It not only relieves the pain caused arthritis but also improves your digestion and helps in clearing out urinary tract infections. To top it off, it comes with anti-aging benefits. So, if you were planning to miss out on a drink, these benefits are enough to make wanna ditch the thought.
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