File this under “better living through chemistry”.
1. Whiskey is low-carb and fat-free, so your thighs will thank you.
One shot has zero fat and .04 carbs, guys…so you can wear your skinny jeans and drink a highball too.Source: girlmeetsfood.com
2. The word whiskey means “water of life.”
Whiskey comes from the Gaelic word “Uisge Beatha,” which means “water of life.” That phonetically became “usky,” and eventually was pronounced as “whiskey.” Drink that water, friends!Source: web.stagram.com
3. In frontier country, whiskey was as valuable as gold.
In 18th century Pennsylvania, the favored currency was whiskey — which was used for cooking, medicine, and drinking, among other things. That whiskey loyalty would eventually lead to the 1794 Whiskey Rebellion, where farmers fought against the taxes that threatened their liquor livelihood. That’s a fight worth fighting, if you ask me.Source: oldstmaryspa.com
4. Whiskey can help prevent cancer.
In 2005, Dr. Jim Swan, speaking at the EuroMedLab conference in Glasgow, said, “Research has shown that there are even greater health benefits to people who drink single-malt whiskies. Why? Single-malt whiskies have more ellagic acid than red wine.”
That ellagic acid, also found in most fruits, is an antioxidant that may absorb rogue cancer cells in the body. More research needs to be made to make this conclusive, but let’s drink up and hope Dr. Swan is correct…..