Go ahead and grab your corkscrew
December 12, 2013 | Ashley Patton
Wine may feel like an indulgence, but there are plenty of legitimate health reasons to justify your vino habit (provided you drink it in moderation, of course). Here, seven reasons you should pour yourself a glass. Like, now.
It Promotes Heart Health
The phytochemicals in wine raise your good cholesterol, while its antioxidants protect the lining of the coronary arteries. One to two glasses of red a day is the optimal amount to help you see this effect.
It Prevents Noise-Induced Hearing Loss
Resveratrol, found in red wine, may help safeguard your hearing, according to a recent study. So go ahead, turn on your favorite tunes and relax with a glass
It Protects Your Skin
Again, resveratrol is clutch. It helps neutralize free radicals, which can attack the skin when left unchecked. But pour yourself some wine—and buh-bye, skin damage.