Health Benefits from Drinking Bourbon

Losing weight or living healthier is frequently the number one resolution(s) people make for the New Year. According to sources, bourbon may actually help you achieve those resolutions. Of course if you ask us, bourbon is the elixir of life and the nectar of the gods. But there seems to be some science to back up our belief in this amazing spirit. Bourbon may contain healthful properties that could help you live healthier. Let’s take a look at some of the benefits bourbon could bring, at the right dosage* of course.

Weight Management: Bourbon has no fat, low in carbs and very little sodium. If you are counting calories, switch up your no flavor light beer for a shot of bourbon instead. You’ll get less calories, more flavor and a euphoric punch of hell yes.

Fight Cancer: Bourbon contains a significant amount of ellagic acid, an antioxidant that has the ability to reduce the risk of certain carcinogens from forming. Scientists are still researching the effective amount of ellagic acid so in the meantime, feel free to conduct your own trials with a few bourbon neats every now and then.

Protecting Your Heart: We’ve all heard about the heart healthy benefits of wine and dark beer. But bourbon is also a heart healthy alcohol. With all its antioxidant power and its ability to prevent cholesterol build up in your arteries; bourbon could help reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke.

Battle Common Medical Issues: Researchers have found that people who consume one to two alcoholic drinks (i.e. bourbon) daily could reduce the risk of developing common medical ailments such as Alzheimer’s, dementia, diabetes, blood clots, the common cold and reduce stress.

It seems bourbon’s potential to help prevent illness and disease could help you live a longer, healthier life. *2-3 oz of StillWrights Straight Bourbon Whiskey a day isn’t enough to get you drunk and added to a healthy lifestyle, it is enough to reap these potentially healthy benefits. Now, we aren’t saying bourbon is a fix-all for what ails you. But there does seem to be some rather compelling evidence it might help. Plus it tastes so damn good. As with everything in life, never overindulge – like we always say “Enjoy Responsibly. Enjoy Often.” We also suggest you consult your doctor for more information about your own personal health.

If one of your New Year resolutions was to lose weight or live healthier. StillWrights may just have a delicious addition to your healthy lifestyle. So eat right, exercise, then kick back and enjoy a StillWrights Straight Bourbon Whiskey neat. Here’s to your health!

Sources: Harvard, LiveStrong, Luxury Spot, Organic Facts, Wide Open Country

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