Before we get started, let’s be clear–no doctor, researcher, or wellness expert of any kind would argue that heavy drinking is good for anyone. And moms have to be particularly careful when and how much we drink, from the obvious (keeping kiddos safe) to the annoying (aka parenting duty while hungover—brutal!). That said, in celebration of National Drink Wine Day, we wanted to share 3 reasons to raise a glass tonight:

Red Wine Might Help Your Heart
Resveratrol, the antioxidant naturally found in red wine, might help prevent heart disease by slowing damage to blood vessels, lowering LDL (“bad”) cholesterol levels and staving off inflammation (research is ongoing).
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You May Even Live Longer
New findings from Harvard researchers found that moderate drinking, accompanied by regular exercise and a good diet could boost life expectancy—by over a decade in women. For women, moderate drinking is defined as one drink per day or less.
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Wine Might Be Your Healthiest Option
If you’re going to have an alcoholic drink, most of the research supports the concept that ethanol and polyphenols (found in wine) are what boosts cardiovascular health.
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Grapes are listed at #6 on the Environmental Working Group’s Dirty Dozen…Interested in trying a wine that’s free of synthetic pesticides and added sugars? Click here to try clean-crafted, low-sulfite wine Scout & Cellar.

This story originally appeared on The Local Moms Network

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