Why You Shouldn’t Feel Guilty About a Drink with Dinner

September 19, 2012 | By | Comments (1)

Cranberry Cocktail

There are plenty of things to avoid come dinnertime (that third helping of mac and cheese, your cell phone, the dirty dishes), but according to a recent study, your beloved glass of wine (or maybe it’s a potent mojito?) isn’t one of them. Physicians from Harvard Medical School found that imbibing one cocktail, glass of wine, or beer each day makes a woman 17 to 21 percent less likely to suffer the most common type of stroke. According to their analysis, alcohol may reduce the risk of blood clots, as well as increase the production of HDL (the good cholesterol).  So move over, apples: Alcohol (in moderation) is now keeping the doctor away.

Not sure what to sip and savor? Check out these easy recipes for summer cocktails (after all, we’ve still got 3 days left), and our no-nonsense guide to buying wine.