20 Reasons Why You Should Drink A Glass Of Wine Every Day

But just a glass. We know that articles like these are tempting fodder for excuses to down a bottle with a friend under the guise of, "It's healthy for me!" But we're really only advocating a glass a day — that's all.

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Heavy drinking comes with a laundry list of terrifying side effects of its own, and likely counteracts all the good you'd otherwise do for your body with a smooth glass of red. And with alcoholism climbing rapidly in popularity in the United States, we should all be mindful to prevent such excess consumption now more than ever.

But honestly, this list is still great news. There's just something so relaxing about sitting down with a glass of wine at dinner or winding down after a busy day with wine and reality TV. As it turns out, the benefits go far beyond simple relaxation.

The verdict on alcohol consumption as a whole is more messy and confusing, but health experts seem to agree on one thing: Wine in moderation is great for you. In study after study, we discover more perks that turn an indulgent glass of red wine into an elixir of health.