Believe it or not, experts say there are health benefits from bourbon! As we start a new year many of us make resolutions to live a healthier lifestyle. We replace cookies with vegetables, rib roasts with salads, and hard partying with grueling miles on a treadmill. We set goals to lose weight, exercise more, and modify habits we feel are unhealthy.
Before you eliminate bourbon as part of #dryjanuary, consider this: we have found several articles and studies (see links in article) that say bourbon has some qualities that can help you reach your goals when enjoyed in moderation. This means an ounce or two per day to reap the benefits while minimizing the consequences of overindulgence.According to multiple studies, whiskies provide your body with a load of antioxidants and also boosts the blood’s ability to use them. What may lead to some of the brain-boosting observed in moderate whiskey drinkers. According to a medical study, the health benefits of bourbon may include helping prevent the onset of dementia, potentially helping the memory work a little better in the process.
If you’re on a low-carb diet, there’s good news: bourbon contains zero dietary sugar.
Another study shows that whiskey also contains a powerful amount of ellagic acid. This benefits your health in a few different ways. In addition to protecting the brain from developing the plaque that causes dementia, it is also a powerful smart weapon against cancer, diabetes, and heart disease with no known side effects or drug interactions. Ellagic acid may also provide the benefits of reducing harmful cholesterol and blood pressure, in addition to weight loss.
We are not saying that an ounce of bourbon a day will keep the doctor away. What we’re saying is that bourbon, when enjoyed responsibly, can be a great addition to a healthy lifestyle and make the road to a healthier you a little easier to stay on and a lot less punishing.
So celebrate yourself and be cool to others on your way to realizing a healthier you because, at the end of the day, that’s what makes you the best person you can be.
Cheers and get after those goals!