A night out can be tough for anyone who's watching their weight or whose New Year's resolution is to be healthier. Most drinks are dense in calories and high in sugar, a combination anyone on a diet tries to avoid. Alcohol, when consumed in moderation, can have some benefits. Wine is famous for helping with brain and heart health. But if you're looking for something with a little more of a kick, less sugar, and even more health benefits, whiskey may be the drink for you. 

Weight Loss

Yes, you read that right. Drinking may actually help with weight loss. With one shot of whiskey clocking in around 60-70 calories and having no sugar and low in carbs, whiskey makes a great alternative to a glass of wine. Whiskey can also help curb one's desire for sugar, making you less likely to want that cookie or chocolate cake after having a glass.


Drinking whiskey can also help prevent cancer, stroke, diabetes and dementia. Because whiskey contains ellagic acid, it can neutralize cancer-causing free radicals. Additionally, whiskey can act as a blood thinner, lowering your risk of stroke and heart attack. Moderate intake can also regulate the body's insulin. 


A little whiskey on the rocks can aid in digestion after a having a heavy meal. Similarly to its aid win weight loss, whiskey can also help curb one's appetite and may help you skip the desire for dessert.   

Common cold remedy

Feeling a little under the weather? A little bit of warm whiskey, water, and honey can help an aching throat by soothing aggravated tonsils and numbing the pain. 

#Spoon Tip: It's never a good idea to mix medicine and alcohol. If you're already on cold meds, talk to you doctor before mixing whiskey and any medications.


This maybe a no-brainer, but a shot of whiskey can really take the edge off after a stressful week. It helps relax the body and can act as a sleep aid.

Remember: a little whiskey goes a long way. Drink responsibly and have fun with it. You deserve a good drink and good health.