5 Reasons You Should Never Feel Guilty About That Extra Glass Of Wine

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Wine is the most fascinating, complex and outright-sexy drink most women, and even some men, enjoy.

Most people don't know this vice is actually pretty healthy for you. I mean, yes, people. It is alcohol, and I'm definitely not telling you to abuse it.

However, I am telling my fellow anxiety-ridden, health-freak friends not to question whether you're an alcoholic for having a glass of wine every night.

For you, my fellow complex women, it simply means you're giving your body a chance to relax (in moderation, of course).

Here are five very simple facts that prove why wine actually improves your personal life. (I won't accept cash as a thank you. Buy me a bottle of wine, instead.)

Wine could improve your sex life.

Getting a little tipsy off of your favorite wine never hurt anyone. An Italian study showed that women who have two glasses of wine enjoy physical pleasure much more intensely, as opposed to women who don't drink wine at all.

Getting a little tipsy off of your favorite wine never hurt anyone.

This is a pretty solid reason to drink wine if you're in a relationship, am I right? Or, if you're single like me, it gives you reason to hone your independence and enjoy your own body. It gives you all the more reason to get to know yourself a little better (however you might interpret that).

Red wine is good for the heart.

Red wine, typically more than white, has antioxidant properties and contains something called resveratrol, a natural phenol from plants. It's also suggested that resveratrol is a preventative antioxidant for cancer and heart disease.

It is said to be found in the skin of grapes, and obviously, grapes make wine. It's healthy, it's natural and it's good for you in moderate amounts.

You'll always look classy.

Whether you're on a date or with friends at a bar, ordering a glass of your favorite wine is never a wrong choice.

You are most definitely the classiest person in the room. Ordering a glass of wine, as opposed to a beer, says, “I'm a woman, hear me roar.”

Ordering a glass of your favorite wine is never a wrong choice.

It's subtle enough that you're not outright saying, “I'm getting trashed tonight,” but you're not hiding from your own shadow, either. You're owning your body, but inviting any kind of play you might want to get from this date, or that guy staring at you from across the room.

Own it, girl. You are totally in control.

Wine is fat free.

Need I say more? I mean who needs food when you can have wine? Just kidding.

We need food, but think about it. No matter how much you consume, you are consuming zero fat. None. Nada. It makes you feel empowered AND is fat free. So never feel guilty about enjoying a glass (or a few).

Wine can help relax you when you're overthinking everything.

I find if I'm having trouble making a complicated decision or if I'm overthinking options to the point of exhaustion, I sit back with a glass of wine in hand to relax my thoughts a bit. A little bit of wine helps ease my worries and helps me think things through a bit more simply.

A little bit of wine helps ease my worries.

It also helps you go to sleep. The clearer life becomes, the more relaxed you are and the deeper the sleep you'll get. Of course, wine can cause some serious hangover headaches the next day, so again, moderation is where it's at.

A glass of wine a day keeps the nightmares, anxieties and depressions away. So drink up, and drink responsibly.