Forget the PC nonsense -- moderate drinking is a HEALTHY habit, and a beer or two at the end of each day can actually protect your heart.
It's been proven time and again. But drinkers who suffer a heart attack often quit because they've been told by teetotaling know-it-alls to change their habits, or else.
Turns out those know-it-alls are really just know-nothings (as usual).
The latest research shows their advice to quit drinking after a heart attack isn't just wrong... it's DEAD wrong, because moderate drinkers who keep at it are actually more likely to survive their recovery and have a better long-term prognosis than nondrinkers.
Raise your glass to Harvard Medical School for this one, because their report in the European Heart Journal on 2,000 men who had heart attacks finds that these moderate drinkers are 42 percent less likely to die of heart disease and 14 percent less likely to die of any cause than teetotalers.
I know you've probably heard that wine is the best booze for your heart, supposedly because of resveratrol and other antioxidants.
Truth is, it's the alcohol itself that gives off the benefit, because studies have shown that everything from beer to booze has the same effect on the heart -- as long as the habit is a moderate one.
So next time you hear some know-nothing uncork an anti-booze lecture, lecture back -- because along with heart benefits, a moderate drinking habit can help protect against stroke, diabetes, dementia, and more.
Plus, a stiff drink at the end of the day is one of life's great pleasures -- and you don't have to let anyone take it away from you.