Although, the benefits of drinking alcohol still don't outweigh the risks, it is proven that if you drink in moderation it is actually good for you.
Alcohol has been proven to, in some cases, reduce your risk of developing and dying from heart disease, possibly reduce your risk of ischemic stroke, and possibly reduce your risk of diabetes.
Here's a list that will make you feel great about drinking:
1. Red wine can burn fat
A study from Oregon State University revealed that the dark red grapes found in some types of red wine can help people manage obesity and a metabolic fatty liver, due to a chemical called ellagic acid.
2. Wine can help fight colds
Drinking can often make a cold worse, but drinking moderately can actually help prevent a cold. The antioxidants in red wine can help you reduce your risk of a cold by almost 60 percent. Pretty good odds if you ask me.