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Most of us are aware of the health benefits of a glass of red wine. There’s also been past research suggesting that says drinking a glass of wine can slim you down, make your bones stronger and also help you live a little longer.

Well the news just keeps getting better for alcoholic lovers. There are more reasons to enjoy even an occasional, good quality cocktail.

Reason #1: Researchers in Norway who surveyed more than 38,000 people, say occasional drinking may be good for your mental health. They discovered those who drink are less likely to be depressed than those who do not.

Reason #2: Researchers say people who admit to drinking more than a single drink per day, may be in better shape than those who don’t drink alcohol at all. According to a new study, people who drink tend to exercise more and therefore be generally more active.

It’s important to keep these finding in perspective. The good news does come with a very important reminder:
– Keep your daily alcohol intake to one drink per day
– Don’t drink every day of the week. If you do (and you consume more than a glass a day), your risk for certain health conditions and cancers, including breast cancer (for women), may increase.

The key is be safe and drink in moderation. So now go have an after-work cocktail. Enjoy!

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