We at State Fare are big fans of a good, strong whiskey. But did you know there are several ways in which whiskey benefits your health? Yes, you now have several more good reasons to indulge in your favorite glass of whiskey. Read below to discover how your favorite drink can benefit you, provided, of course, that you drink it in moderation.
Whiskey Can Help Lower Risk of Dementia
A 2003 study indicated that adults who consumed one to six alcoholic beverages a week had a significantly lower risk of dementia compared to those who completely abstained from alcohol. These moderate drinkers also fared better than study participants who had more than six drinks a week.
Whiskey is a Digestion Aid
Drinking whiskey after a large, delicious meal (at State Fare?) can help ease an upset stomach. The high proof whiskey stimulates the stomach’s enzymes, which help to break down food. This benefit makes whiskey an excellent part of your next happy hour.
Single-Malt Whiskey Contains More Ellagic Acid than Red Wine
Ellagic acid is a free-radical fighting antioxidant, which has contributed to many extolling the health benefits of red wine. But whiskey has this same benefit!
Moderate Whiskey Consumption Can Lower Risk of Stroke
A study from Harvard University reports that moderate alcohol consumption is related to a 35 to 40 percent reduction in the risk of heart disease and ischemic (clot-caused) strokes. The study also proposed that moderate drinking is good for the heart and circulatory system, and are likely helpful in protecting against type 2 diabetes and gallstones.
Moderate Drinking Benefits the Heart and Blood Vessels
Researchers in Toronto found that one alcoholic drink can calm your circulatory system. Only one drink carries this benefit, however. Two or more drinks start to stress the circulatory systems.
Whiskey Can Help Cure Your Cold
Whiskey in moderation can help dilate or widen your blood vessels. The dilation helps with common cold symptoms like congestion because it allows more movement of the mucous membrane, which flushes out an infection. This trait of whiskey is often why Hot Toddies have been used as an at-home remedy for cold and flu symptoms. A splash of whiskey can also contribute to a better night’s sleep, but of course, if you drink too much, you can wake up with a hangover. It’s all in moderation!
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State Fare is conveniently located at 748 Frederick Road in Catonsville, Maryland. Our extensive menu has a variety of unique options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner that are sure to please even the pickiest of eaters. We even have many vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options! Our fully-stocked bar holds a huge collection of bourbons and whiskeys, as well as several different wines. On tap, we have several different local craft beers to show off the best beer that Maryland has to offer. We’re open every day from 8 am until 2 am, so make your reservation or just stop in and see us today!
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