Alcohol in moderation isn’t really bad for health! Does it seem shocking in a good way? Dietary Guidelines for Americans states, “Moderate Alcohol consumption is defined as having up to one drink per day for women and up to two drinks a day for men provided the consumed amount per day is not intended as an average over several days”.
Though we’ve always heard about the ill effects of Alcohol consumption, here are some unknown benefits of drinking alcohol :-
1. Lowers the risk of Cardiovascular Disease
Moderate alcohol consumption has also been linked with beneficial changes ranging from better sensitivity to insulin to improvements in factors that influence blood clotting , such changes would tend to prevent the formation of small blood clots that can block arteries in the heart, neck, and brain, the ultimate cause of many heart attacks and the most common kind of stroke.
2. Prevents against Common Cold
According to New York Times, Spanish researchers found that by drinking eight to 14 glasses of wine per week, red wine to be specific, there can be 60 percent reduction in the risk of developing a cold. The scientists also suspected that this had something to do with the antioxidants properties of wine.
3. Reduce Gallstones risk
Drinking two units of alcohol per day can reduce the risk of gallstones by one-third, according to researchers at the University of East Anglia. The study found that those who reported consuming two UK units of alcohol per day had a one-third reduction in their risk of developing gallstones.
4. Cuts down the chances of Diabetes
Results of a Dutch study showed that healthy adults who drink one to two glasses per day have a decreased chance of developing type 2 diabetes, in comparison to those who don’t drink at all. The results of the investigation show that moderate alcohol consumption can play a part in a healthy lifestyle to help reduce the risk of developing diabetes type 2.
5. Improves Libido
Moderate alcohol consumption actually protects against erectile dysfunction in the way drinking red wine might benefit heart disease. A study published in Journal of Sexual Medicine also confirms the benefits of drinking red wine for sexual health.
Drink a moderate amount of Alcohol and get the visible health benefits!