First of all, we aren’t talking frat party style binge drinking or a weekend in Las Vegas. Over consumption of alcohol can have devastating health effects, but a drink or two a day might actually help keep the doctor away. Here are eight reasons why:
A cocktail can be the perfect way to unwind after a long, tough day on the job.
Social people are healthier than their isolated friends and a dose of liquid courage is just the thing to spur a conversation.
Alcohol raises good cholesterol and lowers blood pressure as a part of its anxiety fighting characteristics.
Because alcohol relaxes the body, in case of an accident, the body absorbs less force. As a result, bones and organs are less likely to be damaged.
Alcohol is a depressant that slows the central nervous system and promotes the release of dopamine. This reaction induces feelings of calmness and sleepiness.
A little bit of booze stops reactions that lead to an inflammatory response by your immune system.
If you have diabetes, moderate consumption of alcohol improves glucose tolerance. If you don’t have diabetes, moderate consumption reduces the risk of development.