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Benefits of moderate alcohol intake

Submitted by dumero on Thu, 2014-11-20 21:41
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The idea of alcohol intake having any benefits may sound foolish especially after being linked to horrible diseases like liver malfunction, high blood pressure etc. However, there can be some health benefits in moderate consumption of alcohol.

The message is that alcohol, when consumed in tiny and sensible quantities, does provide some health advantages. Be warned that these benefits are not enough to start drinking of you were teetotal. Better to stay dry. The risks far outway the benefits. Again, the supposed benefits vary per individual. Here are some:

Can lower the risk of cardiovascular disease

Moderate intake of alcohol has been linked with changes such as insulin improvement that influence blood clotting. Such changes help in preventing little blood clots that can block arteries in the brain, neck, heart thus reducing the risk of stroke and heart disease.

Reduces the chances of Diabetes

Research and studies have shown that moderate consumption of alcohol can help reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Healthy adults who drink a glass or two of wine per day, when compared to others who do not drink at all, have less of a risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

It could reduce the risk of gallstones

According to research drinking two glasses of wine per day can help reduce the risk of gallstones by one third. These researches were based on studies that showed the benefits of moderate alcohol intake.

Can help increase life span

Studies show a couple of drinks daily can help increase life span of individuals. It could also help making an individual look younger as antioxidants in wine can increase energy levels and helps the process of aging.

Can help prevent cold

Studies show that drinking alcohol moderately can help in reducing the chances of catching common cold. Studies showed that moderate drinkers had a higher resistance to cold unlike those that drank a lot.

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