You’ve likely heard it said that a glass of wine a day will keep the doctor away…wait, that’s apples. But fans of Baijiu can rejoice because it turns out that wine isn’t the only boozy beverage that can positively impact our health.
Yes, despite being classed as hard liquor this Chinese national treasure has been scientifically proven to be even better for the old ticker than wine – go figure! That’s not all, it can even help you lose weight and lower your blood pressure! Did someone say Baijiu Diet? Sign me up!
All jokes aside, the lengthy list of health benefits that come from Baijiu are very real and while I can’t promise that your doctor will be rushing to fill out a prescription for a bottle of this seemingly-magical spirit, adding it to your (ahem) special medicine cabinet might just be the key to improving your overall health.
Drinking Baijiu To Lose Weight and Reduce Blood Pressure:
Whether we want to admit it or not, we all know that carrying extra weight can put our hearts under huge amounts of strain, leading to sky-high levels of blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar and more frighteningly, increasing our risk of developing type 2 diabetes or suffering from heart disease and even a stroke. However, studies have shown that unlike other alcoholic drinks on the market which are known to increase belly fat, Baijiu does the exact opposite and works to burn any excess fat in the body. Not only this but drinking small, regular amounts of Baijiu is also thought to aid the digestive system by encouraging the breakdown of the food and nutrients we consume.
Can Baijiu Prevent Cancer?
In 2017, a Chinese distillery faced backlash after making bold claims that drinking Baijiu could prevent people from getting cancer. While their campaign was branded misleading by health care professionals, the sentiment behind what they were trying to say is somewhat true. Similarly to bell peppers and various legumes, Baijiu contains anti-viral and anti-oxidant properties which are often praised for keeping cancer cells at bay by preventing free radicals from attacking healthy cells. In fact, of all liquours, Baijiu has been proven to offer more health benefits than any other.
(Note! Nothing can substitute a healthy diet and lifestyle)
Baijiu Can Keep You Alive For Longer:
While Baijiu might not be the secret to immortality, it has been linked to longevity with many of the drink’s enthusiasts swearing that their good health is all down to having a small glass of the good stuff every day. It’s hard to argue with them when the benefits of Baijiu have been proven time and again.
Kweichow Moutai – VS – V.I.P Jiu 8
A bottle of V.I.P Jiu 8 together with a bottle of Moutai Flying Fairy was sent to a UK laboratory for analysis. The laboratory was a registered member of UKAS – The United Kingdom Accreditation Service that is recognised by the UK government when comparing products to internationally agreed standards.
The laboratory concluded that the two bottles were very different, with sample A (VIP Jiu 8) being considerably more complex than sample B (Kweichow Moutai Flying Fairy). The laboratory also concluded that sample A (VIP Jiu 8) contains many more compounds with positive attributes than sample B (Kweichow Moutai Flying Fairy). Further reading: VIP Jiu 8 Vs Moutai
Remember, moderation is the key.
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