The Health Benefits of Alcohol

Toast to your health with a glass of your favorite alcoholic beverage.

The Health Benefits of Alcohol

By Toni Gasparis

Alcohol in moderation may actually be good for your health. In fact, it has been found that moderate drinkers outlive both heavy and nondrinkers. Find out what the specific health benefits of alcohol are here.


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Reduces Risk of Health Issues

Reduces Risk of Health Issues

While red wine gets the most press for being healthy, there’s no research that says other alcohols aren’t beneficial as well. Any type of alcohol in moderation (one drink for women and two drinks for men) could do your body good. Studies have reported any type of alcohol can potentially reduce your risk of a stroke, diabetes, impotence, and the common cold.

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3 Dos & Don'ts for Microwaving Popcorn

Microwave guru chef Matt Abdoo has his three tips for making the best, fluffiest and perfectly cooked popcorn.

Microwave popcorn is one of the best snacks! But sometimes it's difficult to get that perfect bowl. So microwave guru chef Matt Abdoo has his three tips for making the best, fluffiest and perfectly cooked popcorn.

DON'T USE THE POPCORN BUTTON

As tempting and easy as it may be, don't fall for the "Popcorn" button on your microwave. Not all microwaves are made the same, so they won't cook your bag the same way either. And there's no sensor to determine when the bag is ready, so it'll just keep cooking your popcorn until the set amount of time finishes.

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