Surprising Benefits of Moderate Alcohol Consumption

Here’s some good news for all those who imbibe: Alcohol has many genuine, scientifically-proven health benefits. Of course, these benefits are only experienced when alcohol is consumed in moderation, but here are some facts that might make teetotaling a little less appealing for those on the fence about it.

Benefits of wine

There are many known benefits of wine for your health—from both red and white wine grapes:

  • Burns fat: The grapes used in some types of red wine can help manage obesity thanks to a chemical called ellagic acid. A study from Oregon State University found that the chemical slows the growth of fat cells and can stop new ones from being created, boosting the metabolism of fatty acids in liver cells.
  • Fights colds: It’s well known that drinking while you have a cold is not a great idea, and nothing in this article is going to change that. But drinking red wine in moderation can help reduce the risk of getting a cold by up to 60 percent thanks to the antioxidants in the drink.
  • Improves sex: Male wine drinkers experience a 25 to 30 percent lower rate of erectile dysfunction compared to those who don’t drink, according to a study by the University of Western Australia. And a separate study found that one or two glasses of wine can increase libido for women compared to those who don’t drink at all.

Benefits of beer

Beer is often avoided by those trying to stay healthy because of its reputation for having a lot of carbohydrates, but there are health benefits to the bubbly beverage as well:

  • Vitamins: Beer has a lot of B vitamins, like riboflavin and thiamin. Dark beers also tend to have higher levels of iron content, which helps circulate oxygen throughout the body.
  • Strengthens bones: The high silicon content in beer can lead to an increase in bone density, especially in women. One study showed that postmenopausal women who consumed two beers a day saw an increase in bone density of up to 8.3 percent.

Benefits of spirits

Spirits may also have some surprising health benefits. For example, the natural sugars found in tequila, which is made from agave, are better for you than artificial sweeteners when it comes to losing weight. And a little bit of booze can help ease muscle soreness after a workout.

Find your happy hour health fix

With a great selection of beverages, including draft beer staples like Bud and Coors, local Wisconsin microbrews, lighter bubbly options like hard seltzers, fine wines by the glass or bottle and classic and innovative specialty cocktails, as well as a full selection of fine spirits, Hotel Seymour Supperclub is one of the best spots for happy hour in Seymour, WI. Whether you want to experience the health benefits of drinking or you’re looking for a place to meet up with friends after work or you just want a place to relax after a long day, come check out Hotel Seymour Supperclub today.

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