The whole world is in some form of isolation. The COVID-19 pandemic has seen to that. But it turns out, concerns over alcohol consumption during these times may be misconstrued. In fact, drinking in moderation, may actually offer more health benefits than most would think. Keyword here being moderation.
Esteemed German virologist, Dr. Juergen Rissland, has claimed that consuming drinks with high levels of alcohol, such as whiskey, can help fight off viruses. Including COVID-19.
During an appearance on “The Morning Show,” Dr. Juergen Rissland was asked about whether or not drinking alcohol could kill viruses. “Yes, of course, that’s true,” Dr. Rissland responded. “And the higher the percentage of alcohol, the better it is. For example, if you are a whisky lover, then that certainly isn’t a bad idea,” he continued, while offering this bit of sage advice to pace yourself. “Of course you need to bear in mind that you can’t do that every 15 minutes, that is something else to consider.”
If you think about it, alcohol is the main ingredient in cough syrups – and hand sanitizers. You probably shouldn’t drink those, however. Dr. Juergen Rissland isn’t the first to suggest that consumption of high-proof whiskey can have health benefits, either.
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A 2010 study released by the Research Society on Alcoholism found that middle-aged and older adult moderate drinkers had a lower overall mortality rate than heavy drinkers or even non-drinkers. Again, moderation being the key word.
In turns out, whiskey may also help with weight-loss. Moderate consumption of whiskey consists of less calories than beer or wine, and helps alleviate the desire for sugar. Whiskey is also considered a powerful antioxidant, which can help the prevention of cancer, stoke, dementia and diabetes.
Studies have also concluded that, in moderation, whiskey can even help lower stress levels. What a fantastic creation it is.
Of course, the consumption of alcoholic beverages, tobacco or illicit drugs is harmful to the human body. In moderation, drinking does have benefits. It is said that a glass of wine a day can help blood flow. The key is moderation. Over-consumption can lead to illness and even death.