There is a very simple answer to that question: No!
If you clicked on this article because you wanted your alcohol consumption to be validated or were looking for an excuse to drink alcohol – sorry, not sorry.
Alcohol is literal poison for your body. Once it enters your system your body tries to fight back by producing an enzyme called alcohol dehydrogenase. Your body is trying to save your life and you only hurt it more by drinking another shot.
There is a myth floating around the internet that drinking one glass of red wine per day is healthy for your body. Popular theories claim that this is due to the antioxidants in red wine. But blueberries contain antioxidants, too, without poisoning your body. There is even a study showing alcohol increases the good cholesterol HDL. There is a simpler solution: Eat two eggs a day and your cholesterol will be fine. Eggs also contain more vitamins than wine.
Another reason why alcohol could be considered somewhat healthy for you is because of the circumstances you consume it. Going out with friends or having a nice dinner with your family is relaxing. Stress is even more dangerous than alcohol but guess what? You can de-stress with friends and drink water! Amazing, right?
And don´t even try to talk about how alcohol reduces the chances of heart disease – a healthy diet low in carbs and regular physical activity are far more helpful. The only time one glass of red wine is healthy for you is when you have been drinking two or more glasses of wine a day. Less poison is obviously healthier for you than more poison.
So, after debunking all the excuses you can make for drinking alcohol there is one more thing: You can drink as much alcohol as you want! Drink your glass of red wine every evening, get absolutely wasted on weekends or have three beers a night. Your life, your choices.
But don´t hide behind the excuse that consuming alcohol is somehow healthy for you. If you have to justify your actions you already KNOW that your choice is wrong. You know that alcohol is bad for your body but you want to drink it anyway so you keep looking for excuses. Stop that! It´s pathetic and not worthy of a superhero!
If you want to drink alcohol do it. Do not make excuses for your choices just deal with the consequences. Don´t whine about it.