Rum is a classic malted alcoholic drink which is made from different types of distillation and fermentation process.
It is produced in many factories around the world (in more than 80 countries) from sugar cane juice or molasses. After distillation, the liquid is put in proper oak barrels to age.
More than 80 percent of the world’s total output comes from the Caribbean which is undoubtedly the epicenter of production in the world.
- Gold – this type is aged for a long period of time, which gives it a unique signature color and a sweeter flavor.
- Dark – it is usually used in cooking and is mainly produced in Jamaica and Haiti.
- White – it has a light flavor and nearly no color. Furthermore, it is found in many popular drinks, like – Daiquiri, Cuba Libre (with Coke and lime), Pina Colada, and Mojito.
- Black – it is aged for much longer than other types of rums.
- Premium – it is carefully aged and produced to meet high standards making it cost at a considerable higher price than the regular types.
- Spice rum – it is a relatively new product for the United States market and is darker because of the caramel and extra spices which are added. Spices include – rosemary, pepper, star anise, cinnamon, ginger, and clove. You can enjoy it topped up with ginger beer, just like sailors used to or simply sipped over ice.
Health benefits of drinking rum
Improves the quality of sleep
The number of individuals with sleep disorders has increased more than three times over the past 10 years. Moreover, there are more than 80 known sleep disorders interfering with people’s capacity to get optimal sleep. A single serving of this drink can lower anxiety and contribute to a good night’s sleep.
Lowers the risk of cardiovascular diseases
Cardiovascular diseases are the number one cause of death in the world – more people die annually from this type of diseases than from any other cause. Consuming this drink may reduce your risk of ischemic (“is-skeem-ic”) stroke (which occurs when the arteries which are supplying blood to the brain become blocked, leading to a severely reduced blood flow).
In addition, it is beneficial for your heart, and ingesting it regularly in moderation (very important) can give you a strong and healthy heart. Moderate alcohol consumption is defined as having up to 2 drinks per day for men and up to 1 drink per day for women, according to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
In the United States, one alcoholic drink is generally considered to be 5 ounces of wine, 12 ounces of beer, or 1½ ounces of spirits. Each drink delivers approximately 13 grams of alcohol.
Natural home remedy for wounds
Even if an individual has a body in a perfect state, his skin wounds are getting cleaned with iodine, antibiotics, merthiolate, mercurochrome, hydrogen peroxide and other different types of chemical to keep the wounds ”clean”. However, numerous of the above substances can interfere with the physical body’s own healing mechanisms. Nevertheless, this drink can be used as an effective antiseptic too.
Prevents Alzheimer’s disease
Presently, more than 5 million people in the United States are living with this disorder, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. More importantly, it is the only disease in the United States top 10 leading cause of death which cannot be cured, prevented, or slowed and sits on number six cause of death.
Recent studies have concluded that consuming this drink can reduce your chances of developing Alzheimer’s disease and dementia and successfully enhance your cognitive performance. Additionally, it is considered to create a manageable amount of stress on brain cells, that helps them to cope with more considerable stress which can lead to neurodegenerative diseases.
May decrease the risk of type 2 diabetes
Type 2 diabetes Mellitus develops when extra body fat makes it hard for your cells to receive the sugar with the help of the insulin. This condition also has a genetic predisposition but is usually caused by lifestyle (especially consumption of foods high in saturated fat, cholesterol, and trans fats) and obesity.
Drinking moderate amounts of alcohol (maximum two drinks per day for healthy men and a maximum of one drink a day for healthy women) reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes Mellitus by up to 30%, according to a 2005 report published in Diabetes Care. In addition, studies concluded that a diet high in legumes (especially chickpeas, lentils, and red kidney beans) considerably lowers the risk of developing this life-threatening condition.
Lowers your inhibitions
Alcohol facilitates social interactions and makes weird situations a little less anxiety-inducing. According to research, when an amount of alcohol is ingested by an individual, his brain starts to release dopamine. This chemical acts as a messenger between brain cells and affects your movements, emotions, and your sensations of pain and pleasure.
Drinking too much alcohol may actually increase your risk of health problems and also can contribute to serious damage to your liver and other organs and deteriorate your psychological health.
References https://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/arh24-1/05-11.pdf https://www.cdc.gov/alcohol/fact-sheets/moderate-drinking.htm http://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2017-01-06-your-health-benefits-social-drinking