- Publish Date
- Thursday, 14 December 2017, 4:09PM
It's officially summer... which means plenty of evenings spent with friends and family, sipping on a beer, a glass of your favourite vino, or a spirit mix.
And while we all know drinking too much is never a good thing.
Some of our favourite alcoholic beverages can actually have surprising health benefits...
White wine contains quite a few antioxidants and is proven to give you a lighter hangover!
If you're going to indulge in an alcoholic beverage, red wine should be your drink of choice! Red wine can improve cardiovascular health, improve lung function and, thanks to its extremely large amount of antioxidants, treats acne.
According to Livestrong.com, rosé is low in calories, can help reduce cholesterol and is also loaded with antioxidants.
While beer can reduce your risk of heart disease, it's also full of gluten which can bloat you and make you gassy.
It's commonly known that vodka is very low in calories. But it can also help REDUCE wrinkles! PLUS, because it's distilled so many times it produces a less severe headache the next morning.
Like vodka, gin also help reduce wrinkles, fight coughs and is very low in calories! Small amounts of the spirit can offer protection against heart disease by helping the arteries to dilate.