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1 year ago
I am non-alcoholic. I came across a statement claiming whiskey helps in weight loss and in preventing diabetes. How far is this statement true?
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1 year ago
This statement is very much true; whiskey helps in weight loss and up to a certain level helps in preventing diabetes. It is also known to help in preventing dementia (disease affecting memory), reducing blood cholesterol, preventing cancer (some type of cancer), as well as stimulating immunity. Whiskey has a low amount of cholesterol, fat, sodium, and carbohydrate. It has a relatively large amount of alcohol and ellagic acid. Ellagic acid is a strong antioxidant, which is responsible for positive health impacts. Whiskey, when taken in small quantities (30-60ml), acts as a stimulant, which means it increases body’s metabolism and being low in carbohydrates and fats, it actually helps in burning fats and sugars for producing energy. It also helps in regulating insulin and glucose levels; thus, promoting weight loss and preventing diabetes. However, one must be careful and consume it in small quantities (<60 ml/day), because large quantities disturbs the body’s metabolism and can also damage pancreas, which in turn damages insulin production and increases blood glucose levels.
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