Today’s task is to do a blog about the health benefits of Sake (Japanese rice wine), since TY KU gifted all the Health Kwest khantestants a free sample of theirs. I don’t drink, so this is all speculative to me, but here’s what I found:
- Sake is less of an irritant than other alcohols, so it can be a good choice if you want to drink but have a sensitive stomach, ulcers or gastritis.
- Several of sake’s components have been shown to improve skin tone and pigmentation.
- One study even showed that topically applied sake stimulated sensory neurons and improved skin elasticity.
- Sake contains selenium, a necessary mineral.
- Sake also contains more amino acids than any other alcoholic beverage.
- Some studies have shown that regular sake consumption leads to a lower risk of certain cancers and improved cholesterol numbers.
- Sake has been shown to improve blood circulation which may help prevent arterial diseases and may also help slow the onset of dementia or Alzheimer’s.