Is alcohol good for health?

Is drinking alcohol good for you or bad for you? The answer is somewhere in between. Drinking alcohol can be good for your health, but it can also be harmful. It all depends on how much you drink, your age, gender, type of drink and weight. From decade, we learn about the evils of alcohol, which may not be always true.

There is no denying fact that excess of drinking alcohol may increase risk of Liver disease, High blood pressure, High blood fats, Heart Failure, Injury, violence, and death. But there are some benefits of drinking alcohol too…

  • Moderate drinking can increase “good cholesterol” levels by as much as 20%
  • Increase insulin sensitivity, which can reduce the risk of diabetes
  • Women who enjoy a little alcohol may be more likely to keep their minds sharp as they age.

Various opinions have been found whether beer, wine, or liquor offers the quickest route to a longer life.  Here are some alcoholic drinks that we often hear his name but in reality we don’t know what their positive benefits are-

  • Wine – Made from grapes with alcohol content is 8% to 15%. Content of Calcium, Potassium, Iron and Magnesium in wine could be useful to nourish the heart, muscle, blood vessels and bone cells.
  • Champagne – This is a bubbly white wine, produced from the Champagne region, France. Having a glass of champagne can increase blood circulation in the body and increase one’s vitality.
  • Beer – Beer made by a fermentation process from starchy foods. Drinking in proportion beer can lower cholesterol in the body and increase anti-oxidants in the body.
  • Whisky – Drink made from fermented cereals. Whisky can be used to cure H1N1 virus.

Finally,the conclusion remains the same: the people those who drink moderately live longer and have less risk of developing heart disease than those who abstain from alcohol.


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