Following the stay home, work safe order can be quite a challenge for people who are not used to being at home for so long, especially one some cities and states are planning to enforce the order again soon.
However, people are keeping their spirits up by organizing virtual happy hours all around the world.
And amongst the long list of spirits to choose from, people’s favorite go-to happy hour drink is bourbon whiskey, like our Giant Texas Bourbon Whiskey!
Why wouldn’t it be? Not only does bourbon whiskey taste great, whether you drink it neat or mix it into a cocktail, but it’s also great for you. Therefore, enjoying every sip of it should be guilt-free during quarantine – responsibly, of course.
Read on to learn all about the health benefits of whiskey.
What Is Bourbon Whiskey?
Bourbon is a type of American whiskey. It’s made primarily from corn.
In fact, in order for whiskey to be considered a bourbon whiskey, the mash (grain mixture) from which it’s made has to be at least 51 percent corn.
During the distillation process, this mash gets distilled at 160 proof or less. The distillate is then stored in a charred new oak barrel at 125 proof or less. Also, true bourbon whiskey does not contain any additives, either.
Health Benefits of Whiskey
There are plenty of reasons to make bourbon whiskey your drink of choice, including the numerous health benefits it has to offer.
The following are some of the primary benefits you can enjoy when you drink bourbon on a regular basis:
Low-Carb, Low-Calorie Liquor
First, bourbon whiskey is a great option for anyone who wants to consume an adult beverage without blowing their diet.
Bourbon is low in calories and low in carbohydrates.
In fact, one 1.5-ounce serving contains a mere 0.4 grams of carbohydrates. That’s way less than what you’d find in a lot of other beverages, especially wine and beer.
A daily shot (or two) of Hickory Hill Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey will satisfy your cravings while you’re trying to shed a few pounds without causing you to go overboard on your daily calorie or carb allotment.
Improved Heart Health
In addition to being great for your waistline, bourbon whiskey is good for your heart.
Research conducted by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health shows that just one single whiskey drink per day can help to prevent your risk of experiencing a stroke.
Moderately consuming alcohol like whiskey can also help to prevent other cardiovascular health issues. And what we mean by “moderately consuming,” we mean one drink per day for women and two per day for men. Some of these health issues include conditions like heart attacks and vascular disease.
Reduced Dementia Risk
Sipping on a high-quality whiskey like Giant Texas Bourbon Whiskey might also help to strengthen your memory and make you less prone to dementia.
Another research, reported by Time Magazine, that those who consume alcohol in moderate amounts (around one to six drinks per week) are almost half as likely as non-drinkers to experience dementia.
They’re also less likely to develop it than heavy drinkers (those who consume 7-13 drinks per week).
Balanced Blood Sugar
Because bourbon is low in carbohydrates and sugar than most alcoholic beverages, it’s the perfect drink of choice for diabetics and folks who are looking to keep their blood sugar levels under control.
A drink or two won’t lead to a significant blood sugar spike, so diabetics, prediabetics, and others who are monitoring their blood sugar can rest easy while they sip guilt-free.
And according to a National Center for Biotechnology Information study, moderate alcohol consumption may also help to reduce your risk of developing diabetes by about 30 percent!
Enjoy These Health Benefits Today
As you can see, there are plenty of health benefits of whiskey that you can enjoy when you make sipping bourbon a part of your quarantine routine. The key to enjoying all of these health benefits while at home, though, is to make sure you’re drinking the right kind of bourbon whiskey in moderation.
To maximize your health and your overall drinking experience, don’t settle for any old bottle. Try one of the top-notch brands we sell at Gulf Coast Distillers, including our high-quality bourbon whiskey.
We’re passionate about the art of distilling, and our award-winning spirits are 100 percent originated, harvested, distilled, manufactured, and bottled in the great state of Texas.
What’s been your favorite virtual event you’ve participated in so far during this quarantine and which ones are you looking forward to? Share with us in the comments below!