The Health Benefits of Alcohol

Toast to your health with a glass of your favorite alcoholic beverage.

The Health Benefits of Alcohol

By Toni Gasparis

Alcohol in moderation may actually be good for your health. In fact, it has been found that moderate drinkers outlive both heavy and nondrinkers. Find out what the specific health benefits of alcohol are here.


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Boosts Your Brain

Research has shown that alcohol can improve brain functioning. In theory, low amounts of alcohol put stress on your body and cells, which may help your brain adapt better in more stressful situations that can lead to cognitive issues such as dementia and Alzheimer’s. However, it is important to remember that all benefits alcohol may have come from light to moderate drinking, rather than excessive consumption.

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