Friday, March 6, 2020

Hand Sanitizers and Soaps Put to the Test

The video on hand sanitizers and soap may have been dated – it was published February 06, 2013 – but heck, it is still just as relevant today!

Now that Covid-19 poses a health threat, you can’t be too careful these days. 

As for me, as an additional safeguard – it’s for my well-being you understand – I shall diligently give myself a daily dosage of single malt whiskey. 

After all, single malt whiskeys are bottled at 40 percent alcohol by volume (ABV, 80 proof) or higher. 

And BTW, whiskey is one of the best alcohols you can drink! Not only is it the least likely to give you a hangover, but it’s also one of the healthiest around. 

You’ll find that having a few fingers of whiskey every week can help to: 

Avoid Weight Gain – Whiskey is a low-calorie alcohol, especially when compared to the many cocktails, beers, and wines you can find on supermarket shelves. You can drink a tumbler of whiskey without worrying about packing on the pounds thanks to its low sugar content. 

Boost Heart Health – Did you know that drinking whiskey can actually make your heart healthier? Aside from wine and dark beer, what other alcohols can claim that? Not only will whiskey reduce the risk of blood clots, but it will lower your stroke and heart attack risk as well. The antioxidants in whiskey stop cholesterol from clogging your arteries, and it can even boost your good cholesterol. 

Fight Cancer – Whiskey is rich in antioxidants, particularly one known as ellagic acid. This antioxidant stops your body’s DNA from coming in contact with cancer-causing compounds, reducing the risk of carcinogens forming. It can also protect your body from chemotherapy, and will reduce oxidation in your body. 

Improve Brain Health – A 2003 study discovered that drinking whiskey reduces your risk of Alzheimer’s and dementia. If you’re worried that your brain is slowing down in your old age, it’s time to start drinking whiskey to protect your very important organ from damage. 

Reduce Stroke Risk – Whiskey not only helps to prevent cholesterol from building up in your arteries, but it can actually help to get rid of any cholesterol present in your blood vessels at the moment. It will also help to relax the walls of your arteries, ensuring that your blood can flow without obstruction. That means reduced stroke risk, and we can all drink to that! 

Fight Stress – Stress causes a wide range of health issues in the human body, but thankfully we’ve got whiskey to help us to reduce anxiety and stress, calming your nerves and helping to relax your body. It can increase circulation throughout your body, supplying your organs with fresh, oxygenated blood. Indeed, a serving or two of whiskey can help to calm stressed nerves very effectively! 

Boost Memory – The antioxidants in whiskey can help improve your brain’s health and the circulation-boosting effects of this alcohol will boost your memory at the same time. The same properties that help to reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s and dementia will also keep your brain active and young. 

Aid in Digestion – You didn’t know that whiskey has long been drunk as a digestive aid, huh? It was normally consumed after a meal, helping to relax the body after eating heavy foods. It can also help to shut down your appetite, preventing you from overeating. Best of all, it will aid in digestion, reducing your risk of stomach ache or indigestion after that heavy indulgence. 

Lengthen Lifespan – Whiskey is loaded with healthy antioxidants, and these nutrients can help to increase your lifespan by reducing your risk of disease. By protecting your body against disease, you prevent the slow breakdown of important cells in your body – thereby helping you to live longer. If you intend to live longer lah. 

Great for Diabetics – Whiskey is a zero-carb alcohol, so you can drink it without worrying about blood sugar levels. If you have diabetes, you can’t go wrong with a whiskey or two. 

See you later at the pub! 

[Note: In case you think the above is just a figment of my imagination – I must tell you that I have credible references that support my belief, including
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/234957.stm; https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1489648/Whisky-helps-fight-cancer.html; https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9805220; and
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12636463].

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