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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Improves Your Heart Health

Red wine may help your heart. Antioxidants, specifically the polyphenol resveratrol found in wine can assist in lowering LDL cholesterol, which is the bad cholesterol you don’t want a lot of in your body. According to Mayo Clinic, studies have found that resveratrol may even help to reduce inflammation in the body and therefore your risk of heart disease. Drinking any type of alcohol in moderation has been shown to also help with insulin sensitivity and aid in preventing blood clots.

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You've heard of red wine and white wine but have you ever heard of blue wine? This blue version of wine is given a taste test to see how it compares to the classics.