10 reasons why bourbon is a healthy choice!

Many people are surprised when I tell them there are health benefits to drinking bourbon. As if we needed another reason to drink bourbon, haha but since it’s bourbon season let’s take a look at how it can actually have some health benefits for you!

 

  1. WEIGHT LOSS- yup, you read that right. If you are gonna pour yourself a drink it might as well be bourbon! With the low sugar content, total lack of carbs, and low calorie count it is surprisingly one of the best ways to enjoy alcohol if you dont want to pack on the lbs.
  2. HELPS BLOOD SUGAR- A study done at Harvard found that because of the aging proccess of bourbon in wooden barrels, it produces ellagic acid which helps to regulate your insulin levels and the levels of glucose your liver releases.
  3. DEMENTIA- A study done in 2003 from the Nation Insitute of Health reported that adults that consumed 1-6 glasses of whiskey a week showed a lower risk of dementia.
  4. HEART DISEASE- There are many studies that show that drinking whiskey can significantly lower the risk of heart disease.
  5. CURE FOR COLDS- Bourbon dilates the blood vessels acting as a great decongestant, while the rest of the ingredients help alleviate cold symptoms.
  6. CANCER- In  the same way that bourbon helps to regulate blood sugar ithelps to prevent cancer. In fact it has a higher rate of helping to prevent cancer than wine!
  7. HANGOVERS- Although we want everyone to drink responsibly it has been proven that people who over indulge in bourbon tend to recover from a hangover more quickly.
  8. REDUCES STRESS-Bourbon has been proven to calm down nerves slowing down activity, thus reducing stress.
  9. HELPS CHOLESTEROL- Bourbon contains high levels of polyphenols. Which have been shown to reduce bad cholesterol while increasing good cholesterol.
  10. AIDS IN DIGESTION- Bourbon is an appetite suppressant due to the high alcohol content, however it also helps in digestion post meal and aids to prevent indegestion.

So this bourbon season enjoy a nice glass of Doc Windle on the rocks… Healthy choices just became a lot more fun!

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