A glass of wine and a good conversation can ease your tension after a long day. But if you need another excuse to join friends for happy hour, consider the health benefits that have been linked to moderate drinking, including a lower risk of heart disease.
Saying ‘yes’ to happy hour might even lengthen your life if you drink responsibly. People living in Blue Zones, areas with the world’s longest living individuals, practice what longevity experts call, “Wine at Five.” Except for those who skip alcohol due to religious reasons, residents of Blue Zones gather for a glass of wine with friends on most evenings.
We spoke with Sam Aznaurov, MD, to learn how moderate drinking may add years to your life.