Benefits of Mead: Is Mead a "Healthy" Alcohol?
Mead - it’s what’s for dinner! Seriously. Consider having a glass of mead with your next supper meal (if it’s legally acceptable, of course) and reap the benefits of mead-induced holiness.
Say again? The benefits of mead? As in - the alcoholic beverage?
Oh yes, young grasshopper. There’s a reason this alcohol-infused honey water has stuck around as one of Earth’s “OG” libations. The benefits of mead range anywhere from stomach health to treating diabetes! It’s the holy grail of tasting good and serving its consumers well.
So, with that in mind, here are a few more benefits of the Vikings’ favorite beverage:
Benefit #1: Probiotics
Probiotics are living microorganisms that are linked to helping prevent / treat heart disease, cancer, allergies, and gastrointestinal disorders.
Ever eaten yogurt? Then you’ve ingested probiotics (also explains why general advice for the stomach flu is to eat yogurt).
Much more research needs to be done as the varying types of mead (and specifically, alcohol levels) can affect the probiotic count, but it’s still a cool notion. Drink a glass of mead and benefit from probiotic health? Yes please!
Benefit #2: It’s Gluten Free
That’s right - most meads are gluten free. Think about it - the base ingredients of a fermented mead are honey and water - no gluten in those!
Benefit #3: Honey Equals Health
Okay, okay, this one’s kind of a cheat benefit because honey alone unlocks a whole new wealth of health-related victory. It’s kind of like using your third wish from the genie to be given a million more wishes.
Mead’s primary ingredient is honey, and honey is healthy. It appears we need bees and their devilish little stingers more than we know.
First off, honey contains more than 180 different substances that include vitamins, minerals, enzymes, antioxidants, and sugars. Moreover, raw honey has pretty much every nutrient human beings need in order to live. How’d you like to have those bragging rights?
Honey also serves in a variety of medicinal capacities. It’s been used in hospitals to treat MRSA and also is a healthy healant for burned skin. Honey can help mediate a nasty cough or sore throat (hence the whole “honey and tea” remedy...or maybe you drink mead as a cure?) and support a happy stomach.
Did we mention it’s also a natural energizer? Spare yourself the 2pm Starbucks run and instead throw a spoonful of honey over a bowl of granola or yogurt. You might discover a new, hidden afternoon pick-me-up.
Are You Convinced?
Not to say you needed more reasons to indulge in the nectar of the Gods, but if you did? Boom. You’re welcome. Not only can you enjoy an afternoon socializing with friends (and us) at Batch Mead, but you can also healthify yourself in the process (yes, that’s a word).
Could anything be better? We here at Batch Mead subscribe to the “kill two birds with one stone” methodology and the “work smarter not harder” mantra, so why not do so with glorious, delectable mead?
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