Liquor is an acquired taste. So is whisky. It can be intimidating to choose whisky for a first-time drinker. But with some research and trial-and-error, anyone can find their ideal whisky for every occasion—and even enjoy it on occasion. Here’s what science has to say about the benefits of drinking whisky:
Whisky can help you sleep better.
Whisky is a type of alcohol that has been around for centuries, so it’s no surprise that it has a lot to offer when it comes to helping you relax and get quality sleep. Compared with other kinds of alcohol like vodka or wine, whisky tastes more mellow on your tongue and provides less “hangover” effects when consumed in moderation (i.e., one drink).
It may prevent diabetes.
Whisky may help prevent diabetes by lowering blood sugar levels. Each time you drink whisky, the alcohol in your system can temporarily raise your blood sugar level. The effect is temporary because your body will soon be able to convert this increased glucose (a type of sugar) into energy and then use it for fuel.
This process works best when you’re fasting before or after drinking. However, it’s still important to eat healthy foods containing carbohydrates to keep your blood sugars stable without going through this process every time you drink alcohol!
It could lower your risk of a heart attack.
Whisky can help lower your risk of a heart attack. According to a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, drinking whisky may reduce the risk of death from cardiovascular disease by as much as 20%.
Whisky can help with blood pressure control. It contains high levels of potassium and sodium—two nutrients that are key to keeping blood pressure down, especially in people who have high levels already or are at risk for hypertension (high blood pressure).
Whisky can boost your mood.
Whisky can help you relax, sleep better and lower your blood pressure. It’s also been shown to be a great way to reduce cholesterol and heart disease risk.
- Whisky can help you relax: The alcohol content in whisky is an antidepressant because it lowers stress hormones like cortisol. This is why some people drink whisky when stressed out or anxious—it helps them settle down and feel less worried about their situation (or just generally).
- Whisky can help you sleep better: The alcohol content in whisky is thought to act as a sedative by relaxing muscles throughout your body, including those around your neck, jaw and eyes, which often cause obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
It can keep your cholesterol in check.
Whisky has been shown to lower cholesterol, a fatty substance that circulates in the blood. Cholesterol helps build cells, transport nutrients and hormones through the body and make hormones that control your heartbeat. It’s essential for maintaining healthy arteries and helping you survive longer because it removes excess inside your cell walls so they can grow again if necessary (which may happen if there are too many particles).
Cholesterol isn’t bad for you—it’s essential for human life! However, different foods contain different amounts of cholesterol depending on their fat; saturated fats raise levels more than unsaturated ones (like olive oil).
The benefits of whisky are real and numerous.
Whisky can help you sleep better, prevent diabetes and heart disease, and even lower your cancer risk. It’s also been shown to boost mental health in some people: one study found that drinking whisky led to a “significant improvement” in the mood.
Whisky may be beneficial for people with diabetes because it contains compounds called flavonoids which have anti-inflammatory properties that can help control blood sugar levels. Flavonoids are also thought to decrease inflammation—and research shows they may also reduce the development of cancer cells!
Just like with any other substance, you should use whisky as a tool to help you in your journey. With it, you can live life the best way you can.