Wednesday, February 21, 2018


The alcoholic drink that’s even better for you than wine. In fact, it's so good for you it's basically medicine (you're welcome!). By Calah Alexander
Excerpt: Delightfully, MSN kicked off 2018 with an article about how whiskey is as good for you as red wine — and in fact, it might actually be better. In a speech at the EuroMedLab conference in 2005, Dr. Jim Swan, who, granted, is a consultant to the drinks industry, reported that whiskey contains more ellagic acid (a free-radical fighting antioxidant) than red wine. “There has been much in the news about the health benefits of antioxidants in red wine. By contrast, very little has been said about malt whisky distillery science,” he said. “However, research has shown that there are even greater health benefits to people who drink single malt whiskies. Why? Single malt whiskies have more ellagic acid than red wine.” Okay, so Dr. Swam’s research might be a little biased. But there are plenty of other studies proving that whiskey is good for everything from curing the common cold to preventing ischemic strokes … and the best news is, whiskey is a good choice for everyone (except children, obviously). Whiskey is known to significantly improve your body’s ability to regulate insulin and glucose, making it the ideal choice for diabetics. It also helps prevent dementia, boosts your immune system, and aids in weight loss. (Scotch drinkers will just say this confirms what they always knew. (But does it apply to Irish whisky too?) --Del. Scotch is spelled "whisky." ~Bob)

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