Pour it Up: The Surprising Health Benefits of Drinking Alcohol

Before you hit us with any flack for the title, hear us out: “Drinking alcohol” by no means translates to getting white girl wasted from keg stands or gallons of cheap vodka and whiskey at your local frat house.  No, no — when we say “drinking alcohol,” we mean moderate alcohol consumption, which is defined by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans as “having up to one drink per day for women and up to two drinks per day for men.  This definition refers to the amount consumed on any single day and is not intended as an average over several days.”  Okay, now that we got that cleared up — what exactly are the health benefits of drinking alcohol?  Check them out below.

What health benefits were you most surprised by? Serve it to us below!