Yes! there are lots of good benefits to drinking a MODERATE amount of alcohol. Everyone knows the dangers of alcohol. It has been beaten into us at an early age by our parents, teachers, media, coaches, and basically anyone who has a “mike” and a platform to speak. However, no one tells you about the benefits of Moderate drinking, which is what this article is all about. Below are the top 4 benefits of drinking Moderate amounts of alcohol.
(This information does not apply for those who have alcohol problem, alcoholics. )
Alcohol can :
- reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke
Substance such as resveratrol found in alcohol beverages can prevent platelets in the blood from sticking together. This can reduce the risk heart attack and stroke.
Link : Alcohol and heart health
lead to fewer gall and kidney stones and improved cognitive function in the elderly.
Studies have shown, you can find the information in the link below, that light/moderate drinking can help prevent kidney stones, and increase cognitive function, may have a stronger association for women, compare to those who do not drink at all.
Link: alcohol rehab
Link: The oxford journal
- greatly increase longevity compared to those who abstain
According to a 2010 study done in Texas on moderate drinkers tend to liver longer than there nondrinker counterpart. Researchers do not quite know why this happen. There are speculation that it is because moderate drinking reducers stress and promote relaxation.
Link: Pacific standard
link: women health
- provides soluble fibers, vitamins, antioxidants and minerals.
Alcohol provides soluble fibers, (which slow digestion and help your body absorb vital nutrients), vitamins,(contains magnesium, selenium, potassium and B vitamins which are essential for your body), antioxidant support, ( which prevent your cells from breaking down due to free radial) and essential minerals ( common minerals found in alcohol are calcium, magnesium, iron and zinc.)
Link: alcohol and nutrition