Scotch is a form of whiskey, an alcoholic beverage made from some form of grain mash. The taste and type of whiskey one enjoys depends on the grain, its fermentation process, and the cask it matures in. As with any alcoholic drink, it is meant to be drunk responsibly and in moderation. It offers a number of health benefits, with two to three ounces of whiskey every day giving a healthy boost to certain essential bodily functions. Some of these are listed below.
It doesn’t contribute to weight gain: Whiskey in particular is low on fat and sodium. Furthermore, it contains very simple sugars which are quickly broken down as energy. This means that compared to other alcoholic drinks, whiskey does not add to the pounds while you’re having a good time.
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It can prevent dementia: This is a controversial topic but one worth mentioning. Whiskey – particularly scotch – has extremely high levels of ellagic acid, which is a powerful antioxidant. This acid is associated with the prevention of mental conditions like dementia. It slows down the decline of cells functioning for cognitive activity.
It keeps your heart healthy: Several studies show strong evidence that whiskey protects the heart by reducing blood clotting. This significantly lowers the risk of heart attacks or blood clots in the vessels or arteries. Whiskey is also known to increase the amount of good cholesterol.
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It should also be mentioned that doctors are now assessing the use of whiskey, especially its high amounts of ellagic acid, with regards to cancer prevention. That being said, drinkers should remember that these studies are made with the individual taking only moderate amounts of whiskey every day.