The Health Benefits of Drinking Alcohol

What is the best drink? For most people it is a cold beverage meant for human consumption. However, in some cultures and nations hot drinks are more common. Besides their primary function of meeting thirst, hot drinks also play important symbolic roles in human society. Common examples of hot beverages include hot tea, hot coffee, milk and soft drink. Traditionally hot beverages have been served by hot water, but nowadays a lot of people prefer iced drinks to make their drinks more attractive to consumers.


Nowadays there is a trend towards iced drinks. Though they seem to be similar to their cold counterparts, they differ mainly in terms of the way the drink is served and how it relates to the social norms. Below we look at three types of iced drinks that people tend to drink more often nowadays.

The first one is a traditional Irish drink known as whiskey. Whiskey can either be whiskey distilled from wheat malt or whiskey made from alcohol. It is a very complex drink made from different ingredients depending on where the distiller works ( Ireland is a small country with many different whiskey distilleries). A whiskey glass is sometimes also used, though the most popular type is a simple clear one standard drink.

The second option is an Irish coffee. A coffee is much like a whiskey. However, unlike whiskey, an Irish coffee does not need any distillation. Instead, it is made from vodka, water and sugar. A plain glass is used for this type of drink, though the most popular type is still a clear one standard drink.

The third alternative is an excessive drink made from fruit juices and other products which contain a lot of sugar, such as sodas. Although one would assume that a drink that contains sugar is not going to have too much alcohol in it, that is not always the case. Excessive drinkers often will drink an excessive amount of alcohol just because they want to feel “full”, regardless of the amount of alcohol that actually goes into the drink.

There are many health benefits to drinking alcohol. However, these benefits do depend on the amount of alcohol that is being consumed. For those who have health problems, or are suffering from a serious underlying medical condition such as diabetes, cancer or heart disease, excessive drinking alcohol should definitely be avoided. Those with a history of liver disease should also avoid consuming alcohol, as well as pregnant women, children, teens with parental permission due to possible complications with pregnancy or fetal alcohol syndrome. Overall, there are many healthy alternatives to drinking alcohol, which are much easier on the body and provide much better health benefits.