Do you enjoy a social drink? Then you’re going to love reading this. Research is increasingly showing that drinking alcohol in moderation can have some pretty terrific health benefits, including better heart and brain health. In fact, moderate drinking has been associated with a 29% lower risk of being diagnosed with coronary heart disease, and being 23% less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease..

The key of course is moderate drinking. A weekend binge won’t do you any good. And not all alcohol is created equal – clear spirits are the healthiest choice, closely followed by wine. Beer is problematic because it contains toxins, molds, and is high in calories, although it too has been associated with some health benefits.

In this infographic, Art of Wellbeing outlines the ways drinking alcohol can make you healthier.

Healthy Alcohol Drinking Lifehacker

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