For all it’s obviousness, alcohol normally doesn’t get featured in the healthiest things to consume. Atleast not in ‘Top 10’. We have been repeatedly told about the harmful effect it causes to human body ranging from those liver failure to those of brain not being able to solve algebra and scary news of drinking and then driving over roads and people.
For a change, let’s have a look at some advantage.
DISCLAIMER: These advantages holds for moderate consumption. Hold on. Don’t define that yourself, it’s been already done. 2 for women and 1 for you 😉
- Treats common cold
So your doctor says common cold has no treatment. Well, chuck him. Dust off the bottle opener or corkscrew and get ready to crack one drink (or two for men). Studies by CMU and Spanish researchers found that by drinking eight to 14 glasses of wine per week, particularly red wine, one could see a 60-percent reduction in the risk of developing a cold. The scientists suspected that this had something to do with the antioxidant properties of wine.
- Lowers chances of Diabetes
As stoned as Dutch usually are, they came upon this awesome study that consuming alcohol in moderate amount reduces the risk of type-II diabetes. Because if there’s something we love more than wine, it’s chocolate. So gobble alcohol and then chocolate. You should be fine.
- Healthy Heart
Wine and beer are said to have natural antioxidants called phenols and thus reduces hypertension and keeps your heart young and merrier.
- Getting smart
No, it won’t help you clear JEE! or going to turn you into a freakin’ Einstein.
What is does is helps the neurons in the brain resist wear and tear that can lead to Alzheimer’s and dementia later in life.
- Anti-ageing benefit
Still getting duped by those expensive creams with fancy ads on TV. Try getting drunk instead.
The special antioxidants in wine (such as phytochemicals and resveratol) can increase energy levels and prevent ageing. Fun way to prevent ageing. No?
- Get over malaria in style
At least in India, malaria is widespread given how hygienic we keep our cities. Tonic (in gin and tonics) that has historically been used to treat malarial infections contains quinine, an alkaloid that also has anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. Much more effective solutions have been developed, but quinine (and tonic water) can still help in a pinch before proper medication can be administered. Fancy.
- Outlive everyone
Okay, maybe not. Some teetotalers maybe. Actually, they conducted a study on mice giving him high concentration of resveratol, which is found in red wine and the result was induction of longevity gene. So, cheers to some more night of..well, more alcohol.